Virginia Beach, VA 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Virginia Beach DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the town of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It covers coastal areas south to North Carolina, the city of Norfolk, the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and the southern tip of the Delmarva peninsula. 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 January 2007 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Virginia Beach
States Virginia
Region East Coast
-76.6 -75.4
Date Completed 2007-01-11
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using either NOAA's VDatum vertical transformation tool -- or a constant offset for areas outside VDatum coverage.
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, D.C. Schoolcraft, and G.F. Sharman, 2008. Digital Elevation Model of Virginia Beach, Virginia: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-7, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, 34 pp.
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