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Sitka, Alaska 3 arc-second DEM

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The Sitka, Alaska Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 3 arc-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid is strictly for tsunami inundation modeling
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    Distributor DEM Information
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    dem.info@noaa.gov
    Dataset Publisher NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
    NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
    oar.pmel.tsunami-webmaster@noaa.gov
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    Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326urn:ogc:def:datum:EPSG::5868
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 57.17
    S: 56.90
    E: -135.13
    W: -135.60
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    Date(s)
    • publication: 2005-07-19
    Edition: 2005
    Data Presentation Form: mapDigital
    Dataset Progress Status Complete
    Data Update Frequency: Irregular
    Supplemental Information:
    This grid was developed through funding from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. It will be updated as better data become available.
    Purpose: This grid was constructed for use in tsunami inundation modeling
    Use Limitations
    • Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series.
    • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
    Publisher(s)
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
    Acknowledgment(s)
    • NGDC, NOS, USGS, USACE
    Theme keywords NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
    • Models/Analyses > DEM > Digital Elevation Model
    NASA/GCMD Data Resolution Keywords
    • 1 meter - < 30 meters
    • < 1 meter
    Uncontrolled
    • Coastal Relief
    • Gridded elevations
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
    • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
    • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
    Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Continent > North America > United States of America > Alaska
    • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
    • Vertical Location > Land Surface
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Uncontrolled
    • Southeast Alaska
    • Alaska
    • Seldovia
    • Sitka Sound
    • Baranof Island
    Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
    • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
    Keywords
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
    Use Constraints No constraint information available
    Access Constraints
    • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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    Processor
    • NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
    • NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
    Processing Steps
    • Each raw data source was converted into ESRI ArcGIS formats. The resulting files were converted and adjusted to predetermined projection (geographic), horizontal datum (NAD27), and vertical datum (MHW). A polyline shapefile was created to represent the coastline. The coastline is a culmination of USGS hydrographic vectors, NOS high-resolution coastline, USACE data, and local knowledge of the area. A TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) was created using bathymetric data point and coastline points. An 0.88-second grid was created from the tin. The data were assessed for quality and anomalies were removed. The grid was compared to its raw dataset. The 0.88-second grid was clipped to requested coordinates. A 0.88-arcsecond grid was created using USGS DEMs and UAF DEMs. The data were assessed for quality by comparing with raw datasets and control data. The topographic and bathymetric grids were merged into a single grid. The final grid was analyzed for blunders, systematic errors, and logical consistency.
    • 2008-11-04T00:00:00 - Metadata imported.
    Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420
    Source Datasets Source Contribution: bathymetric data values; Source Type: CD-ROM
    • MrSID Historical Charts
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: bathymetric data values; Source Type: online
      • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
    • High-resolution vector shoreline, survey control points
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: coastline and control data; Source Type: online
      • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
    • Tidal Benchmark Sheet for 9451600
    • GEODAS Vol 2, Ver 4.1
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: bathymetric data values; Source Type: CD-ROM
      • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
    • Hypsographic and hydrographic vector data, DEMs
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: topographic data values; Source Type: CD-ROM
      • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
    • Hydrographic Surveys for Sitka
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: bathymetric data values; Source Type: ftp
      • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
    • Topographic DEM for Sitka
      • Description of Source: Source Contribution: topographic data values; Source Type: ftp
      • Temporal extent used: Unknown to
    Last Modified: 2017-11-09
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