Central Oregon Coastal Digital Elevation Model NAVD 88

NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) is building high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) for select U.S. coastal regions. These integrated bathymetric-topographic DEMs are used to support tsunami forecasting and warning efforts at the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). The DEMs are part of the tsunami forecast system SIFT (Short-term Inundation Forecasting for Tsunamis) currently being developed by PMEL for the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers, and are used in the MOST (Method of Splitting Tsunami) model developed by PMEL to simulate tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation. Bathymetric, topographic, and shoreline data used in DEM compilation are obtained from various sources, including NGDC, the U.S. National Ocean Service (NOS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other federal, state, and local government agencies, academic institutions, and private companies. DEMs are referenced to a vertical tidal datum of Mean High Water (MHW) or NAVD 88 and horizontal datum of World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84). Grid spacings for the DEMs range from 1/3 arc-second (~10 meters) to 3 arc-seconds (~90 meters).
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: 4 Classic)
Distributor DEM Information
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
dem.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DEM Information
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
dem.info@noaa.gov
Coverage Description ISO valid extents for Central Oregon DEM
Time Period
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326urn:ogc:def:datum:EPSG::5103
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 45.14
S: 43.70
E: -123.81
W: -124.63
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Tsunami Inundation DEM 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.
  • Digital Elevation Model of Central Oregon Coast V2: Procedures, Data Sources, and Analysis
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-12-18
Edition Second
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose Developed for the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Center for Tsunami Research program in support of NOAA's tsunami forecasting and warning efforts.
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.
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
    NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
Publishers
  • 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 > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • Earth Science > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation > Topographical Relief Maps
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
Uncontrolled
  • Coastal Relief
  • Gridded elevations
  • Integrated bathymetry and 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
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Models/Analyses > DEM > Digital Elevation Model
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > West Coast
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
Uncontrolled
  • Florence
  • Waldport
  • Newport
  • Depoe Bay
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 meter - < 30 meters
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • < 1 meter
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.
Fees Fee information not available.
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Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • 2015-08-01T00:00:00 - All datasets obtained by NCEI were converted to common horizontal and vertical datums of WGS84 geographic and NAVD 88, respectively, using GDAL. They were also converted to common file format, ESRI point shapefiles, for visualization and inspection.
  • 2015-09-01T00:00:00 - Datasets were visually inspected with ArcGIS for identification and editing of data anomalies. Datasets were then compared with overlapping datasets to ensure data consistency.
  • 2015-09-28T00:00:00 - Multibeam surveys were gridded to 1/3 arc-second spacing (~10 meters) using MB-System's 'mbgrid' tool. The resulting Arc ASCII grid was imported into ArcGIS.
  • 2015-10-28T00:00:00 - xyz files of the bathymetric data were surfaced using GMT's 'surface' tool onto a 1 arc-second grid that interpolated to fill empty cells. Points extracted every 10 meters along the coastline were also included to ensure that the bathymetric grid reached zero at the coast. The resulting Arc ASCII grid was imported into ArcGIS and clipped to the coastline to remove values over land.
  • 2015-11-28T00:00:00 - xyz files for each input dataset were gridded using MB-System's 'mbgrid' tool, which utilizes a high-tension spline interpolation method to fill grid cells with no input elevation values. Preferential weighting was given to more recent, higher-accuracy datasets. Gridding was performed in quadrants, each with a 5% data buffer. The grids were imported in ArcGIS and seamlessly merged to create the final DEM.
  • 2015-12-28T00:00:00 - The DEM was quantitatively evaluated by comparing with source datasets and with elevation values extracted from NGS geodetic monuments. It was visually evaluated by converting to UTM-zone coordinates (units of meters horizontally and vertically) and then creating a slope grid to identify gridding artifacts in the DEM.
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise; ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Source Datasets
  • NOS Hydrographic Surveys
    • NOS Hydrographic Survey Database (download)
      Digital database of NOS hydrographic surveys that date back to the late 19th century.
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: hydrographic surveys
    • Temporal extent used: 1927-01-01 to 2010-01-01
  • USACE Bathymetric Surveys
    • USACE bathymetric surveys (download)
      Digital database of recent, nearshore USACE bathymetric surveys in the Portland, Oregon district
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: hydrographic surveys
    • Temporal extent used: 2005-01-01 to 2015-01-01
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ORDFW) / Oregon State University (OSU) Multibeam Surveys
    • ORDFW Multibeam surveys (download)
      Digital database of NOAA nautical chart information.
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Multibeam Sonar data
    • Time Instant: 2003-01-01
  • 2010-2011 US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Topobathy Lidar: Oregon and Washington
    • NOAA OCM Digital Coast (download)
      This centralized, user-friendly, and cost-effective information repository was developed by the NOAA's Office for Coastal Management for the coastal managers, planners, decision-makers, and technical users who are charged to manage the nation???s coastal and ocean resources to sustain vibrant coastal communities and economies.
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: topographic bathymetric lidar
    • Temporal extent used: 2010-06-18 to 2011-06-10
  • USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) 1/3 arc-second Downloadable Data Collection from The National Map 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) National Elevation Data Set (NED)
    • USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) 1/3 arc-second (download)
      The NED serves as the elevation layer of The National Map, and provides basic elevation information for earth science studies and mapping applications in the United States. Scientists and resource managers use NED data for global change research, hydrologic modeling, resource monitoring, mapping and visualization, and many other applications.
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Topographic DEM
  • Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB)
    • Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) (download)
      Multibeam Swath Sonar Survey Data
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: Swath Sonar Survey Data
    • Temporal extent used: 1987-01-01 to 2003-01-01
  • 2008 - 2009 Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) South Coast LiDAR Project
    • NOAA OCM Digital Coast (download)
      This centralized, user-friendly, and cost-effective information repository was developed by the NOAA's Office for Coastal Management for the coastal managers, planners, decision-makers, and technical users who are charged to manage the nation???s coastal and ocean resources to sustain vibrant coastal communities and economies.
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: coastal topographic LiDAR surveys
    • Temporal extent used: 2008-05-03 to 2009-04-25
  • 2009 Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) Oregon Lidar: North Coast
    • NOAA OCM Digital Coast (download)
      This centralized, user-friendly, and cost-effective information repository was developed by the NOAA's Office for Coastal Management for the coastal managers, planners, decision-makers, and technical users who are charged to manage the nation???s coastal and ocean resources to sustain vibrant coastal communities and economies.
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: coastal topographic LiDAR surveys
    • Temporal extent used: 2008-10-23 to 2009-08-09
  • Bathymetric grid of Alsea Bay from PMEL
    • Description of Source: Source Contribution: hydrographic survey
    • Time Instant: 2002-01-01
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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: 2017-11-13
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