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Bathymetry of Lake Superior

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Bathymetry of Lake Superior has been compiled as a component of a NOAA project to rescue Great Lakes lake floor geological and geophysical data and make it more accessible to the public. This project is a cooperative effort between investigators at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center's Marine Geology and Geophysics Division (NGDC/MGG), the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and the Canadian Hydrographic Service(CHS). Bathymetric data have been collected from the Great Lakes in support of nautical charting for at least 150 years by the US Army Corp. of Engineers (before 1970), the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS)(after 1970), and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. No time frame has been set for completing bathymetric contours of Lake Superior, though a 3 arc-second (~90 meter cell size) grid is available.
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Distributor DEM Information
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Dataset Point of Contact DEM Information
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period: Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269Local Lake datum
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 49.50
S: 46.00
E: -84.00
W: -92.20
Dataset Information
  • Bathymetry of Lake Superior
    A draft version of the Bathymetry of Lake Superior was compiled as a component of a NOAA project to rescue Great Lakes lake floor geological and geophysical data and make it more accessible to the public. No time frame has been set for completing bathymetric contours of Lake Superior, though a 3 arc-second (~90 meter cell size) grid is available.
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Great Lakes Bathymetry Project
    • Bathymetric Data Viewer (search)
      The Bathymetric Data Viewer is an interactive map providing discovery, descriptions, and download capability for bathymetric survey data and digital elevation models archived at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
    • DEM text search (search)
      Text search for locating completed and planned DEMs.
Date(s)
  • creation: 1999-01-01
Edition: Draft
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Unknown
Purpose: Scientific Research, Commercial Exploration, Fishing, Policy and Decision-making
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.
Originator(s)
  • NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
  • NOAA National Ocean Service
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service
Custodian(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Surface Water Features > Lakes/Reservoirs
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Surface Water Features > Water Channels
  • Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Surface Water Processes/Measurements > Water Depth
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
  • Models/Analyses > DEM > Digital Elevation Model
INFOTERRA Keyword Thesaurus
  • INFOTERRA > Environmental information > GIS > GIS
  • INFOTERRA > Environmental monitoring > Monitoring data > Baseline studies
  • INFOTERRA > Lithosphere > Coastlines > Coastlines
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geology > Geology
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geomorphology > Geomorphology
Uncontrolled Keywords
  • Bathymetry
  • Geography and Land Cover > Great Lakes
  • Geomorphology
  • Great Lakes
  • Lacustrine
  • Multibeam
  • Topography
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
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 Getty Thesuarus of Geographic Names
  • North America > Great Lakes
NASA/GCMD Place Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Great Lakes
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
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.
Last Modified: 2017-07-03
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