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Continuous and optimized 3-arcsecond elevation model for United States east and west coasts

January 27, 2017

Investigations of coastal change and coastal resources often require continuous elevation profiles from the seafloor to coastal terrestrial landscapes. Differences in elevation data collection in the terrestrial and marine environments result in separate elevation products that may not share a vertical datum. This data release contains the compilation of multiple elevation products into a continuous digital elevation model at a resolution of 3-arcseconds (approximately 90 meters) from the terrestrial landscape to the seafloor for the contiguous U.S. and portions of Mexico and Canada, focused on the coastal interface. All datasets were converted to a consistent horizontal datum, the North American Datum of 1983, but the native vertical datum for each dataset was not adjusted. Artifacts in the source elevation products were identified visually and replaced with other available elevation products when possible, corrected using various spatial tools, or otherwise marked for future correction.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Continuous and optimized 3-arcsecond elevation model for United States east and west coasts
DOI 10.5066/F7W37TGK
Authors Beful Kevin M., Kroeger Kevin D.
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center