Hanalei, HI 1/3 arc-second MHW DEM

The Hanalei DEM integrates bathymetry and topography in the area surrounding the town of Hanalei, Kauai. It covers the northern coast of the island of Kauai, and extends down the flanks of the volcanic edifice to the deep ocean floor. 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 March 2011 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Hanalei
States Hawaii
Region Hawaiian Islands
-159.91 -159.09
Date Completed 2011-03-21
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
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, D.Z. Friday, P.R. Grothe, E. Lim, and M. Love, 2012. Digital Elevation Model of Hanalei, Hawaii: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-61, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 24 pp.
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