British Columbia, Canada Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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The British Columbia, Canada Forecast Model Grids provides bathymetric data strictly for tsunami inundation modeling with the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST) model. MOST is a suite of numerical simulation codes capable of simulating three processes of tsunami evolution: generation, transoceanic propagation, and inundation of dry land. Tsunami waves are computationally propagated across a set of three nested grids (A, B, and C), each of which is successively finer in resolution, moving from offshore to onshore. Nearshore details are resolved to the point that model output can be directly compared with tide gauge observations and can provide estimates of wave arrival time, wave amplitude and simulation of wave inundation onto dry land. A Grid Resolution: 54.4979 arc-sec in the x direction. 30 arc sec in the y direction. B Grid Resolution: 16.5247 arc-sec in the x direction. 9 arc sec in the y direction. C Grid Resolution: 5.5156 arc-sec in the x direction. 3 arc sec in the y direction.
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2015. British Columbia, Canada Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5HH6H3R [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: NetCDF
Distributor DEM Information
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Dataset Publisher NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
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Coverage Description ISO valid extents for A Grid
Time Period Unknown to Unknown; Unknown to Unknown; Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326urn:ogc:def:datum:EPSG::5868
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 55.5000
S: 46.5000
E: -122.0000
W: -135.0000
N: 54.4996
S: 48.0496
E: -122.2004
W: -133.4004
N: 49.2304
S: 49.1012
E: -125.8096
W: -126.0421
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-09-14
Edition 2015
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Purpose These grids were 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.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2015. British Columbia, Canada Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5HH6H3R [access date].
Originators
  • NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • NOAA/PMEL/Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR)
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
  • Earth Science > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation > Topographical Relief Maps
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
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
  • Integrated bathymetry and topography
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 > Canada > British Columbia
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Gulf of Alaska
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
Uncontrolled
  • British Columbia
  • Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Strait of Georgia
  • Queen Charlotte Sound
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.
Other Constraints Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2015. British Columbia, Canada Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5HH6H3R [access date].
Fees
  • No Charge
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Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420
Source Datasets
  • British Columbia 3 arc-sec MSL Coastal Digital Elevation Model
    • ETOPO1 1 Arc-Minute Global Relief Model
      Last Modified: 2017-07-03
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