Galveston, TX 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Galveston DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the city of Galveston, Texas. It covers the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries, and includes the communities of Texas City, Dickinson, La Porte, Baytown and Gilchrist. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. It was built in May 2007 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Galveston
States Texas
Region Gulf of Mexico
-95.25 -94.3
Date Completed 2007-05-14
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using conversion grids built by NOAA's Center for Tsunami Research.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1/3 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project NOAA Tsunami Inundation
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
Position: not available


DEM Restrictions

WARNING: DEM not to be used for navigation.

How to cite this DEM

Taylor, L.A., B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, R.R. Warnken, T. Sazonova, and D.C. Schoolcraft, 2008. Digital Elevation Model of Galveston, Texas: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-12, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, 20 pp.
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