MERIT DEM: Multi‐Error‐Removed Improved‐Terrain DEM
The MERIT DEM was developed by removing multiple error components (absolute bias, stripe noise, speckle noise, and tree height bias) from the existing spaceborne DEMs (SRTM3 v2.1 and AW3D-30m v1). It represents the terrain elevations at a 3sec resolution (-90m at the equator), and covers land areas between 90N-60S, referenced to EGM96 geoid.
Yamazaki, D., Ikeshima, D., Tawatari, R., Yamaguchi, T., O'Loughlin, F., Neal, J. C., … & Bates, P. D. (2017). A high‐accuracy map of global terrain elevations. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(11), 5844-5853. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL072874