Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: Washington, Northwest Puget Sound, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54435.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: Washington, Northwest Puget Sound
Short Name: WA PugetNW DEM
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2020-07
Abstract:

These data were created as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management's efforts to create an online mapping viewer called the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer. It depicts potential sea level rise and its associated impacts on the nation's coastal areas. The purpose of the mapping viewer is to provide coastal managers and scientists with a preliminary look at sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts. The viewer is a screening-level tool that uses nationally consistent data sets and analyses. Data and maps provided can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios. The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer may be accessed at: https://coast.noaa.gov/slr.

This metadata record describes the Washington, Northwest Puget Sound digital elevation model (DEM), which is a part of a series of DEMs produced for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management's Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer described above. This DEM includes the best available lidar known to exist at the time of DEM creation that met project specifications. This DEM includes data for Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties.

The DEM was produced from the following lidar data sets:

1. 2019 NOAA Lidar: Padilla Bay NERR and Skagit River Delta, WA

2. 2016 West Washington Lidar

3. 2014 Island County, WA Lidar

4. 2014 USACE/USGS Topobathy Lidar: Puget Sound (WA)

5. 2014 PSLC Lidar: Cedar River Watershed Project - Delivery 1

6. 2013 Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) Nooksack River Lidar

7. 2013 City of Bellingham Lidar

8. 2013 San Juan County, WA Lidar

9. 2009 Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) Lidar: San Juan County and Lummi Island

10. 2006 USGS Lidar: North Puget Sound, Washington

11. 2005 Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) Lidar: Nooksack River - Lummi Tribe (Puget Sound Lowland Project)

The DEM is referenced vertically to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88, Geoid12B) with vertical units of meters and horizontally to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The resolution of the DEM is approximately 3 meters.

Purpose:

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management has developed high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) for use in the Office's Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts internet mapping application. These DEMs serve as source datasets used to derive data to visualize the impacts of inundation resulting from sea level rise along the coastal United States and its territories.

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Supplemental Information:

Source data and their associated metadata are available at the following URLs:

1. 2019 NOAA Lidar: Padilla Bay NERR and Skagit River Delta, WA

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/58941

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9035

2. 2016 West Washington Lidar

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/51853

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=6331

3. 2014 Island County, WA Lidar

Metadata: http://pugetsoundlidar.ess.washington.edu/lidardata

Data Download: http://pugetsoundlidar.ess.washington.edu/lidardata

4. 2014 USACE/USGS Topobathy Lidar: Puget Sound (WA)

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/50183

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=4909

5. 2014 PSLC Lidar: Cedar River Watershed Project - Delivery 1

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/50177

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=3674

6. 2013 Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) Nooksack River Lidar

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/50172

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=2615

7. 2013 City of Bellingham Lidar

Metadata: http://pugetsoundlidar.ess.washington.edu/lidardata

Data Download: http://pugetsoundlidar.ess.washington.edu/lidardata

8. 2013 San Juan County, WA Lidar

Metadata: http://pugetsoundlidar.ess.washington.edu/lidardata

Data Download: http://pugetsoundlidar.ess.washington.edu/lidardata

9. 2009 Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) Lidar: San Juan County and Lummi Island

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/50158

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=1464

10. 2006 USGS Lidar: North Puget Sound, Washington

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/49602

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=1451

11. 2005 Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) Lidar: Nooksack River - Lummi Tribe (Puget Sound Lowland Project)

Metadata: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/50149

Data Download: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=2579

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.000027

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000027

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Altitude_System_Definition:

Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988

Altitude_Resolution: 0.001

Altitude_Distance_Units: meters

Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Land Surface > Geomorphic Landforms/Processes > Coastal Processes > Flooding
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Land Surface > Geomorphic Landforms/Processes > Coastal Processes > Sea Level Changes
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation > Digital Elevation/Terrain Model (Dem)
ISO 19115 Topic Category elevation
None Bathymetry/Topography
None DEM
None Digital Elevation Model
None elevation
None flooding
None inundation
None lidar
None sea level rise
None topography

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Washington
None Island County
None San Juan County
None Skagit County
None Snohomish County
None US
None Washington
None Whatcom County

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)
Distribution Liability:

Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management or its partners.

Data Set Credit: Acknowledgment of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management as a data source would be appreciated in products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment, as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source, is expected.

Support Roles

Distributor

CC ID: 793489
Date Effective From: 2020-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 793490
Date Effective From: 2020-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 793488
Date Effective From: 2020-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 793486
W° Bound: -123.323785438
E° Bound: -121.842481501
N° Bound: 49.0033558663
S° Bound: 47.7743797093

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 793485
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2019

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 793500
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Area
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 45603

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 54966

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The dataset is provided as is, without warranty to its performance, merchantable state, or fitness for any particular purpose. The entire risk associated with the results and performance of this dataset is assumed by the user. This dataset should be used strictly as a planning reference and not for navigation, permitting, or other legal purposes.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 793491
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/slr
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 793492
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 793493
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/slrdata
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 793494
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 793496
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09-19
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 793495
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 793497
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The DEM is derived from the source lidar data. Horizontal accuracy testing is not performed on the DEM. Lidar source data assumed to meet 1 meter horizontal accuracy.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

The DEM is derived from the source lidar data. Vertical accuracy is not tested on the DEM. Project specifications require all source lidar data used in constructing the DEM to meet FEMA Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping.

Completeness Report:

A visual qualitative check was performed to ensure data completeness. All available lidar data known at the time of DEM creation that meets project specifications has been used to develop the DEM. Known data gaps may exist where lidar coverage was incomplete.

Conceptual Consistency:

Data covers the tile scheme provided for the project area. Elevation data checked for anomalous elevation values outside expected range.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 793504
Description:

The source elevation datasets listed above were identified, downloaded, edited, and finalized.

Process Date/Time: 2020-03-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 793505
Description:

Source elevation data and their associated hydro-breaklines, where available, were downloaded. Data were then reviewed and edited to meet the project's requirements. The major requirements were delineating streams 10m or greater in width, removing bridges over streams greater than 10m wide, flattening inland water bodies, and converting data referenced to an older geoid to the current geoid, Geoid 12B. NOAA's VDatum datum conversion tool was used to convert geoids. Ocean-connected water areas were removed from data prior to final mosaicking. Data were then mosaicked together based on date, with the most recent data taking priority. Ocean-connected water areas were given a value of -99 to standardize this area's value across sources, to flatten water for mapping, and to make it easy for users to remove ocean-connected water if desired.

Process Date/Time: 2020-03-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54435
Metadata Record Created By: William Brooks
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 16:05+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-08-03 16:13+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-03-25
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-03-25