Central California, CA 1 arc-second NAVD 88 DEM

The Central California DEM covers the coastal region north of Santa Cruz to Gualala Point and extends inland to the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and seaward past the Farallon Islands and the continental shelf. The DEM has a 1 arc-second (~30 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of NAVD 88. A smaller, 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) DEM of San Francisco Bay was also developed. The DEMs were built in July 2010 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Central California
States California
Region West Coast
-124 -121.85
Date Completed 2010-07-20
Type Coastal Inundation
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum NAVD 88 (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data transformed using NOAA's VDatum vertical transformation tool --
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
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How to cite this DEM

Carignan, K.S., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, R.J. Caldwell, D.Z. Friday, P.R. Grothe, and E. Lim, 2011. Digital Elevation Models of Central California and San Francisco Bay: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-52, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 49 pp.
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