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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: Guam Weather Forecast Office (GUM WFO) - Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/59112.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: Guam Weather Forecast Office (GUM WFO) - Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Short Name: CNMI SLR DEM m9065
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2013-04
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 (slr) 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: http://www.coast.noaa.gov/slr

This digital elevation model (DEM) is 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. The DEM created for this project was developed using the NOAA National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office (WFO) boundaries. This DEM falls in the Guam (GUM) WFO and shows the elevation data for the island of Saipan, in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This DEM includes the best available lidar data known to exist at the time of DEM creation that met project specifications, for the island of Saipan.

This DEM is derived from 2007 United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lidar. Hydrographic breaklines were delineated using lidar intensity imagery generated from the lidar. The final DEM is hydro flattened such that water elevations are less than or equal to 0 meters.

The DEM is referenced vertically to the Northern Marianas Vertical Datum of 2003 (NMVD03) 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 Center'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.

Supplemental Information:

The dataset used to construct this DEM is publicly available via the NOAA Office for Coastal Management's Digital Access Viewer at this URL:

http://www.coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/index.html?action=advsearch&qType=in&qFld=ID&qVal=561

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
UNCONTROLLED
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
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
UNCONTROLLED
None Commonwealth of Mariana Islands
None Saipan
None U.S. Coastline
None US

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Profilers/Sounders > Lidar/Laser Sounders > LIDAR > Light Detection and Ranging

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Aircraft > Aircraft

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Elevation
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Raster
Distribution Liability:

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

Data Set Credit: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 901010
Date Effective From: 2020
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

Distributor

CC ID: 901009
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 901011
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 901012
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 901015
W° Bound: 145.687121
E° Bound: 145.832956
N° Bound: 15.292437
S° Bound: 15.089288

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 901014
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-05-06
End: 2007-05-09

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Angular Distance: 2.7E-5 Degree

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 901044
Dimension Count: 1
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: Yes

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 5402
Resolution Type: Angle
Resolution: 2.7E-5 Degree
Description:

approximately 3 meter resolution

Grid Representation 2

CC ID: 901046
Dimension Count: 2
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: Yes

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 7525
Resolution Type: Angle
Resolution: 2.7E-5 Degree

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 901043

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:6325
EPSG Name: NAD83(MA11)
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data is available online for bulk or custom downloads

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 901016
Start Date: 2020-03-25
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9065
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2020 - Present)
File Name: Customized Download
Description:

Create custom data files by choosing data area, map projection, file format, etc. A new metadata will be produced to reflect your request using this record as a base.

File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 901017
Start Date: 2020-03-25
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster2/elevation/SLR_viewer_DEM_CNMI_9065
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2020 - Present)
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Bulk download of data files in the original coordinate system.

File Type: GeoTIFF

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 901007
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) website
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Information on the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

URL 2

CC ID: 901008
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Data Access Viewer (DAV)
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

The Data Access Viewer (DAV) allows a user to search for and download elevation, imagery, and land cover data for the coastal U.S. and its territories. The data, hosted by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, can be customized and requested for free download through a checkout interface. An email provides a link to the customized data, while the original data set is available through a link within the viewer.

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. The vertical accuracy of the source lidar for this DEM, 2007 USACE Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Topobathy Lidar: Saipan, CNMI, is 20 cm RMSE.

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

Sources

2007 USACE JALBTCX Topobathy Lidar: Saipan, CNMI

CC ID: 901040
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA OCM
Citation URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=561
Citation URL Name: Source Point Cloud
Citation URL Description:

Access to the point cloud data via custom download tool

Source Contribution:

This data was used as the base information for the DEM.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 901001
Description:

GeoCue software was used to develop lidar intensity imagery from the lidar. The raster resolution was 1 ft or 0.3 m.

Process Date/Time: 2012-01-01 00:00:00
Source: 2007 USACE JALBTCX Topobathy Lidar: Saipan, CNMI

Process Step 2

CC ID: 901002
Description:

Lidar intensity images were viewed in 2-D in ArcMap. Hydrographic features were collected as 2D breaklines.

Process Date/Time: 2012-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 901003
Description:

Class 2, ground lidar points are exported from the LAS files into an Arc Geodatabase (GDB) in multipoint format. Hydro breaklines are assigned an elevation of -0.5 meters and loaded into an Arc GDB. An ESRI Terrain is generated from these inputs.

Process Date/Time: 2012-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 901004
Description:

The ESRI Terrain is converted to a DEM in Erdas image file format with a cell size of 3 meters. The DEM is reviewed in Global Mapper for incorrect elevations and artifacts that are introduced from source inputs or during the raster creation process. Corrections are applied to the DEMs and reprocessed for review.

Process Date/Time: 2012-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 901005
Description:

All DEMs are loaded into Global Mapper for the last review. During this last review, an analyst checks to ensure full, complete coverage, no issues along DEM boundaries, DEMs seamlessly edge-match, and that there are no remaining processing artifacts in the dataset. Once approved, DEMs are re-projected to the NAD83 geographic coordinate system.

Process Date/Time: 2012-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 901041
Description:

Data were converted to cloud optimized geotiffs and the appropriate georeferencing tags were applied. Data were ingested into the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer.

Process Contact: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Phone (Voice): (843) 740-1202
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 59112
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:59112
Metadata Record Created By: Kirk Waters
Metadata Record Created: 2020-03-25 14:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-03-25
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2020-03-25
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-03-25