St. Catherines/Sapelo Sounds, GA (S140) Bathymetric Digital Elevation Model (30 meter resolution) Derived From Source Hydrographic Survey Soundings Collected by NOAA

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Bathymetry for St. Catherines/Sapelo Sounds was derived from eighteen surveys containing 70,555 soundings. No surveys were omitted. The average separation between soundings was 52 meters. Fifteen of the eighteen surveys used dated from 1934. The remaining three surveys located in the east and south dated from 1974 and 1977. The total range of sounding data was 1.5 meters to -20.1 meters at mean low water. Mean high water values between 2.0 and 2.4 meters were assigned to the shoreline. Six points were found that were not consistent with the surrounding data. These were removed prior to tinning. DEM grid values outside the shoreline (on land) were assigned null values (-32676). St. Catherines/Sapelo Sounds have eleven 7.5 minute DEMs and a single one degree DEM. The 1 degree DEMs were generated from the higher resolution 7.5 minute DEMs which covered the estuary. A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) contains a series of elevations ordered from south to north with the order of the columns from west to east. The DEM is formatted as one ASCII header record (A- record), followed by a series of profile records (B- records) each of which include a short B-record header followed by a series of ASCII integer elevations (typically in units of 1 centimeter) per each profile. The last physical record of the DEM is an accuracy record (C-record). The 7.5-minute DEM (30- by 30-m data spacing) is cast on the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. It provides coverage in 7.5- by 7.5-minute blocks. Each product provides the same coverage as a standard USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle but the DEM contains over edge data. Coverage is available for many estuaries of the contiguous United States but is not complete.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 13, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 6, 1998 (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 13, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 6, 1998 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Bbox East Long -81.131249
Bbox North Lat 31.836511
Bbox South Lat 31.346798
Bbox West Long -81.419179
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.dem:stcatherines_sapelo_sounds_s140_30m
Harvest Object Id 0a17ae6c-1a4b-4d35-a5f1-302a41a6da95
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series., Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::5866
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1934-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1977-01-01

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