Puget Sound DEM - 2002
We are about to update the DEM of the Puget Sound area. Updating the
terrestrial component involves:
When this data is merged with bathymetry, an interpolation scheme will
be devised to assign elevations to river mouths, which are sometimes left
as no-data quite a ways upstream on the 10m DEMs.
- making sure we have the best versions of all 10-meter DEMs (?)
- remosaicking the DEMs (?)
- Bifurcating the process. One version will use these DEMs as assembled.
A second version will enhance this DEM with elevation data from
An index coverage map will indicate data sources.
- Puget Sound LIDAR Consortium
- Whatcom County
- Skagit County
- Seattle (?)
- Lake Washington Bathymetry (?)
- Nisqually Delta (?)
- blue-green LIDAR
After the 10-meter DEM is complete, a 30-meter DEM will be built.
The bathymetric elevation will be determined by averaging the nine
component cells. Terrestrial elevations will be given a value that lies
between the mean of nine cells and the minimum of nine component cells.
The mixing of these two values will be proportional to the maximum of the
flowaccumulation value in the nine-cell neighborhood. Thus, 30m cells
that contain streams will be assigned an elevation close to the minimum of
the nine component elevations, while 30m cells that contain no large flows
will be assigned elevations close to the mean of the component cells.
This algorithm will provide some drainage enforcement without being too
heavy-handed about it.