Geomorphometry

Geomorphometry
Author: Tomislav Hengl,Hannes I. Reuter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 765
Release: 2009
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780123743459

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"Provides a practical guide to preparing DEMs [Digital Elevation Models] for analysis and to extracting land surface parameters and objects from DEMs through a variety of software"--P. [4] of cover.

Marine Geomorphometry

Marine Geomorphometry
Author: Vanessa Lucieer,Margaret Dolan,Vincent Lecours
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783038979548

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Geomorphometry is the science of quantitative terrain characterization and analysis, and has traditionally focused on the investigation of terrestrial and planetary landscapes. However, applications of marine geomorphometry have now moved beyond the simple adoption of techniques developed for terrestrial studies, driven by the rise in the acquisition of high-resolution seafloor data and by the availability of user-friendly spatial analytical tools. Considering that the seafloor represents 71% of the surface of our planet, this is an important step towards understanding the Earth in its entirety. This volume is the first one dedicated to marine applications of geomorphometry. It showcases studies addressing the five steps of geomorphometry: sampling a surface (e.g., the seafloor), generating a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) from samples, preprocessing the DTM for subsequent analyses (e.g., correcting for errors and artifacts), deriving terrain attributes and/or extracting terrain features from the DTM, and using and explaining those terrain attributes and features in a given context. Throughout these studies, authors address a range of challenges and issues associated with applying geomorphometric techniques to the complex marine environment, including issues related to spatial scale, data quality, and linking seafloor topography with physical, geological, biological, and ecological processes. As marine geomorphometry becomes increasingly recognized as a sub-discipline of geomorphometry, this volume brings together a collection of research articles that reflect the types of studies that are helping to chart the course for the future of marine geomorphometry.

Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology

Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology
Author: Michael Bishop,John F. Shroder
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2004-06-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 354042640X

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From the reviews: "Bishop and Schroder (both, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha) have brought together an impressive group of practitioners in the relatively new application of geographic information science to mountain geomorphology. In doing so, they have produced valuable, first, overall coverage of a high-tech approach to mountain, three-dimensional research. More than 40 contributing authors discuss a wide range of related aspects.... The book is well bound and well produced; each chapter provides an extensive source of references. The numerous line drawings are clearly reproduced, although the mediocre quality of photographic reproduction limits the value of air photographs and satellite images. As is characteristic of many edited collections, there is some variation in chapter quality. Some of the writing is so dense that it requires minute concentration--one chapter, for instance, has 14 pages of references from a total of 43 pages. Nevertheless, this is a vital compendium for a rapidly expanding field of research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, March 2005)

Geomorphometry

Geomorphometry
Author: Tomislav Hengl,Hannes I. Reuter
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2008-09-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780080921884

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Geomorphometry is the science of quantitative land-surface analysis. It draws upon mathematical, statistical, and image-processing techniques to quantify the shape of earth's topography at various spatial scales. The focus of geomorphometry is the calculation of surface-form measures (land-surface parameters) and features (objects), which may be used to improve the mapping and modelling of landforms to assist in the evaluation of soils, vegetation, land use, natural hazards, and other information. This book provides a practical guide to preparing Digital Elevation Models (DEM) for analysis and extracting land-surface parameters and objects from DEMs through a variety of software. It further offers detailed instructions on applying parameters and objects in soil, agricultural, environmental and earth sciences. This is a manual of state-of-the-art methods to serve the various researchers who use geomorphometry. Soil scientists will use this book to further learn the methods for classifying and measuring the chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils and gain a further understaing of the role of soil as a natural resource. Geologists will find value in the instruction this book provides for measuring the physical features of the soil such as elevation, porosity, and structure which geologists use to predict natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and flooding. * Technical details on a variety of software packages allow researchers to solve real-life mapping issues * Provides soil and agronomy researchers best practice techniques for soil data analysis to assist in enhanced land-use and planning * Offers geologists essential tactics for better environmental management by providing a comprehensive analysis of the physical features of soil * Companion website includes access to the latest technological advancements previously unpublished in any other comprehensive source: geomorphometry software, DEM data sources, and applications

Spatial Analysis in Geomorphology

Spatial Analysis in Geomorphology
Author: Richard J. Chorley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000000252

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Originally published in 1972. This book covers from ‘linear’ statistical methods, regression and variance analysis to multivariate methods to wider spatial analytic techniques, in which a clear association is maintained between quantitative data and the spatial coordinates which locate them. The purpose of this volume is to highlight this coherent area of scholarship under the general headings of spatial point systems, networks, continuous distributions, partitioning and simulation. Seventeen authors from Britain and the United States have been brought together to produce a book whose attention is on the body of spatial techniques necessary to enable the building of dynamic spatial models of landforms which formed the keystone of much geomorphic work in future years.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
Author: Andrew Goudie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781134482764

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"In recent decades there have been major developments in geomorphology and these are reflected in this major encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years"--Provided by publisher.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Geomorphology
Author: Richard John Huggett
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781317378389

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The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating techniques, digital terrain modelling, historical contingency, preglacial landforms, neocatastrophism, and biogeomorphology. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: Endogenic processes: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints. Exogenic processes: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and long-term geomorphology, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Featuring over 400 illustrations, diagrams, and tables, Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, and providing guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms, this is an indispensable undergraduate level textbook for students of physical geography.

Hydro Geomorphology

Hydro Geomorphology
Author: Dericks Shukla
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2017-10-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789535135739

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Knowledge has no limits and everyone has the opportunity to gain it and expand the view and horizon of understanding. Nothing in this world remains permanent, everything changes. Hence the field of morphology of the Earth (geomorphology) provides a basis for exploring, understanding and comprehending the forms and processes that occur in our surrounding. This book presents some of the ideas and understanding about geomorphology: 1) Learn about the effect of deforestation and then reforestation on river channel morphology. 2) Understand the composite mathematical modelling for continuous simulations of hydro-geomorphological processes. 3) Know about the process-response models for estimation of cliff erosion and its quantitative predictions. 4) Grow your knowledge about various geomorphometric tools that are available in freely available GIS software.