Santa Monica, CA 1/3 arc-second NAVD 88 DEM

The Santa Monica NAVD 88 DEM covers the coastal area surrounding Santa Monica, California including the communities of Los Angeles, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, and Huntington Beach. The DEM has a 1/3 arc-second (~10 meter) cell size, and is referenced to a vertical datum of NAVD 88. It was built in March 2010 to support NOAA's Tsunami Program.

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Name Santa Monica
States California
Region West Coast
-119.14 -117.8
Date Completed 2010-03-12
Type Tsunami 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 1/3 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

Caldwell, R.J., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, P.R. Grothe, E. Lim, and D.Z. Friday, 2011. Digital Elevation Models of Santa Monica, California: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-46, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 38 pp.
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