Midway Atoll v2, PI 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

This Midway Atoll DEM updates the initial Midway Atoll DEM of 2009 using new topographic lidar data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey. The integrated bathymetric-topographic DEM covers Sand Island and Eastern Island, collectively called Midway Island, and extends onto the slopes of the volcanic pedestal. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of mean high water. A larger, 3 arc-second (~90 meter) DEM was also developed. The DEMs were built in May 2012 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Midway Atoll v2
States Pacific Islands
Region Pacific Islands
-177.57 -177.16
Date Completed 2012-05-14
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed vertically using a constant offset derived from NOAA tide stations.
Coverage Bathy-topo
Cell Size 1/3 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 2
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project NOAA Tsunami Inundation
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
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How to cite this DEM

Grothe, P.R., B.W. Eakins, and L.A. Taylor, 2012. Updated Coastal DEMs of Midway Atoll, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center technical report, Boulder, CO, 1 p.
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