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Accession Number PB2012-108810
Title Digital Elevation Models of Hanalei, Hawaii: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author B. W. Eakins D. Z. Friday E. Lim K. S. Carignan L. A. Taylor M. R. Love P. R. Grothe
Abstract In March 2011 The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed an integrated bathymetric-topographic digital elevation model (DEM) of Hanalei, Hawaii. A 1/3 arc-second DEM of Hanalei, Hawaii referenced to mean high water (MHW) was carefully developed and evaluated. The DEM will be used as input for the Method of Splitting Tsunami (MOST) model developed by Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) NOAA Center for Tsunami Research ( to simulate tsunami generation, propagation and inudation. The MHW DEM was generated from diverse digital datasets in the region for tsunami inundation modeling, as part of the tsunami forecast system. Short-term Inundation Forceasting for Tsunamis (SIFT) currently being developed by PMEL for the NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers. This report provides a summary of the data sources and methodology used in developing the DEM.
Keywords Bathymetry
Data sources
Digital elevation models

Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55 - Atmospheric Sciences
48C - Natural Resource Surveys
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
Corporate Author National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO. Marine Geology and Geophysics Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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