MICRODEM Sample Output
|Water level in downtown Annapolis and the Naval Academy from a storm such as Hurricane
Isabel, overlaid on a 1m resolution LIDAR DEM.
Water levels go from 0.2 m to 2.5 m in 0.1 m steps. This requires that the point be below the water level, and that it have a clear path to the bay. This will be fooled if water can come through the seawall, for instance, but provides a best estimate.
There are many caveats to this analysis, and there is no claim that it accurately portrays what happened in Isabel or would happen in a future storm.
This is a low resolution depiction for web delivery, and does not do justice to the quality of the DEM data.
Actual water levels for recent hurricanes were probably:
All water levels referenced to NAVD.
KML model for storm surge in Annapolis created by MICRODEM.
India from the global ETOPO5 data set.
Last Update: 3/17/2006