U.S. Virgin Islands, VI 1 arc-second MHW DEM

The U.S. Virgin Islands DEM integrates bathymetry and topography over the entire region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the British Virgin Islands. The DEM has a 1 arc-second (~30 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. It was built in October 2010 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program. NGDC has built two separate, higher-resolution DEMs that cover the islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John.

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Name U.S. Virgin Islands
States Virgin Islands
Region Caribbean
-65.15 -64
Date Completed 2010-10-08
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 NGDC.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1 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

Grothe, P.R., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, R.J. Caldwell, E. Lim, and D.Z. Friday, 2012. Digital Elevation Models of the U.S. Virgin Islands: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-55, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 50 pp.
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