GEOMORPHOMETRY CONCEPTS SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS PDF

Tomislav Hengl, Hannes I. Reuter Elsevier, - ัั‚ะพั€. 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.

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The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file. Reuter Geomorphometry is the science of Chapters which explain the appli- quantitative land surface analysis also ter- cation of geomorphometry in geosciences rain analysis, digital terrain modelling; Ger- and environmental sciences also provid- man Relief Analyse.

This subject was thor- ing insight into the future of geomorphom- oughly explored by Tomislav Hengl and etry in the last chapter. Chapter 19 is an Hannes I. The editors prepared con- in different disciplines.

It also explains why tributions of 19 authors from various fields: DEM analysis has become essential for environmental and soil science, geography, quantifying and understanding natural geomorphology, hydrology, ecology, mete- forms in relief.

Subsequent chapters of this orology, and oceanography. The book fea- section describe specific cases of automat- tures a complete overview of methods and ed DEM analysis in various disciplines, il- principles of geomorphometry: digital ele- lustrating some of many different approach- vation model DEM production and filter- es to using geomorphometry to generate ing, determination of relief parameters, hy- advantages and disadvantages of post- and interpret spatial information.

The book is accompanied as altitude into a DEM. Following are tech- 1. Also courses are conducted in geography used for producing chapters in the book, represented are geostatistical techniques and other geosciences and environ- as well as data about authors and collabo- for modelling uncertainties in inherent in mental sciences rators.

GIS specialists and project teams in- as well as numerous examples in the book tion of land-surface parameters. Focus is volved in mapping, modelling and man- came from Croatia, which proves that on propagation of DEM error though a set aging natural resources at various spa- Croatian scientists also significantly con- of realizations using sequential Gaussian tial scales tribute to the development of geoinforma- simulations. Chapter 6 introduces the 3. As a tutorial and reference source to tion sciences, i.

The DEMs. It is very surface parameters for quantifying water Commission DG JRC, Ispra with the in- practical, it includes details on a variety of flow and resulting surface processes.

The Baranja Hill test da- of how to carry out similar data analyses. Each of surface. They did data processing to extraction of land-sur- land parameters and geomorphology. Moreover, pedologists, peo- Many chapters overlap in content and ex- cludes the next nine chapters Chapters ple interested in mapping variables sam- amples, illustrating not only the many types The editors recommended using software, i. It is very on DEMs, which means DEM is one of the by a mathematical introduction to model- important that five chapters were written most important thematic layers in every ling the land surface, with special attention by authors of the software, and three lat- GIS.

In conclusion, the book Geomorphom- paid to calculations of first- and second- ter chapters by expert users. It means this etry: Concepts, Software, Applications is a order of surface derivatives. The most com- part of the book can also be applied as comprehensive and valuable work which mon sources of data in geomorphometry some kind of user manual, enriched with can be recommended to all scientists, pro- are given each DEM source is descri- scientific information.

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