Monterey, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model

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The Monterey, California 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: 120 arc-sec. B Grid Resolution: 18 arc-sec. C Grid Resolution: 2 arc-sec in the x direction. 1 arc-sec in the y direction.
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2009. Monterey, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XK8CJ3 [access date].
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Other Access Online access information not available.
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: NetCDF
Distributor Distributor information not available
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 Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 40.0000
S: 30.0000
E: -117.0000
W: -127.0000
N: 37.1000
S: 36.3000
E: -121.5300
W: -122.5200
N: 36.6600
S: 36.5800
E: -121.8100
W: -121.9500
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2009-05-30
Edition 2009
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Supplemental Information
Due to restrictions on source data, these grids cannot be freely distributed.
Purpose These grids were constructed for use in tsunami inundation modeling.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2009. Monterey, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XK8CJ3 [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
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > California
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
Uncontrolled
  • Monterey
  • Monterey Bay
  • Santa Cruz
  • Moss Landing
Keywords
    Keywords
      Use Constraints No constraint information available
      Other Constraints Cite as: NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR), 2009. Monterey, California Tsunami Forecast Grids for MOST Model. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XK8CJ3 [access date].
      Fees Fee information not available.
      Lineage information for: dataset
      Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420
      Source Datasets
      • Monterey, CA 1/3 arc-sec Coastal Digital Elevation Model
        • Central California 3 arc-sec Digital Elevation Model
          • Pacific 30 arc-sec Digital Elevation Model
            Last Modified: 2017-07-03
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