Santa Barbara, CA 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Santa Barbara DEM covers the coastal region surrounding the town of Santa Barbara, California from Port Hueneme in the southeast to Point Conception in the north west and includes the communities of Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, and Goleta. 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 December 2008 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Santa Barbara
States California
Region West Coast
-120.51 -119.14
Date Completed 2008-12-15
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum MHW (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using NOAA's VDatum vertical transformation tool --
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

Carignan, K.S., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, R.R. Warnken, E. Lim, and P.R. Medley, 2009. Digital Elevation Model of Santa Barbara, California: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-29, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 30 pp.
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