Dataset: Bathymetry/American Samoa/NOAA/NGDC 90-m Bathymetry: American Samoa
Data format: netCDF
Data type: GRID
Naming Authority: org.pacioos
summary: A 90-m (3 arc-second) resolution gridded digital elevation model (DEM) for the bathymetry (ocean depth) surrounding American Samoa, including the islands of Tutuila, Ofu, Olosega, and Tau. It is referenced to a vertical tidal datum of Mean High Water (MHW) and was compiled from various data sources including: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC); the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO); Gaia Geo Analytical; and other federal, state, and local government agencies, academic institutions, and private companies. Developed for the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) to support NOAA's tsunami forecasting and modeling efforts. Not to be used for navigational purposes.
citation: Lim, E., L.A. Taylor, B.W. Eakins, K.S. Carignan, P.R. Grothe, R.J. Caldwell, and D.Z. Friday 2010. Digital Elevation Models of Pago Pago, American Samoa: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-36, Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 26 pp.
rights: These data were generated as part of an academic research project and acknowledgment is requested in any publications arising therefrom. The data are provided free of charge, without warranty of any kind.
funding: The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).