Chignik, AK 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Chignik, Alaska DEM covers a portion of the northeastern Alaskan Peninsula and includes the community of Chignik and the islands of Mitrofania and Nakchamik. 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, 1 arc-second (~30 meter) DEM was also developed. The DEMs were built in October 2008 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Chignik
States Alaska
Region Aleutian Islands
-158.54 -158.21
Date Completed 2008-10-24
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 1
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

Medley, P.R., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, R.R. Warnken, and E. Lim, 2009. Digital Elevation Models of Chignik, Alaska: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-28, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 26 pp.
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