Terrain Analysis: Principles and Applications

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John P. Wilson, John C. Gallant
John Wiley & Sons, 3 ago 2000 - 516 pagine
The only reference on the use of GIS and related technologies in terrain analysis
In this landmark publication, reflecting the collaborative effort of thirteen research groups based in four countries, leading experts detail how GIS and related technologies, such as GPS and remote sensing, are now being used, with the aid of computer modeling, in terrain analysis. Continuing the innovative work of Professor Ian Moore, a visionary who saw terrain analysis as a robust method for modeling the large areas and complex spatial patterns of environmental systems, Terrain Analysis puts into action TAPES, or Terrain Analysis Programs for Environmental Sciences, Dr. Moore's innovative tool for terrain analysis. The book's contributors describe how TAPES are applied to specific geomorphologic problems, explain the algorithms used in current terrain analysis software, and examine the interpretation and use of terrain attributes in predictive models.
With expert coverage of terrain analysis in the digital age, Terrain Analysis will be welcomed by ecologists, environmental engineers, geographers, and hydrologists who increasingly depend on GIS, GPS, and remote sensing.
 

Sommario

Spatial Analysis of SoilMoisture Deficit and Potential Soil Loss
6
Digital Elevation Models and Representation of Terrain Shape 29
29
Assessment of Resolution and Quality of the Cottonwood
44
Primary Topographic Attributes
51
Upslope Averages of Terrain Attributes
71
Secondary Topographic Attributes
87
ORREF
112
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Automated Landform Classification Methods for SoilLandscape
267
A SoilTerrain Model for Estimating Spatial Patterns of Soil
295
Shallow Landslide Delineation for Steep Forest Watersheds Based
311
Terrain Variables Used for Predictive Mapping of Vegetation
331
Automated Land Cover Mapping Using Landsat Thematic Mapper
355
Attributes
370
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Effect of Data Source Grid Resolution and FlowRouting Method
133
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Mapping Contributing Areas for Stormwater Discharge
183
SoilMoisture Modeling in Humid Mountainous Landscapes
205
Stochastic Analysis of a Coupled SurfaceSubsurface
225
The Role of Terrain Analysis in Soil Mapping
245
Future Directions for Terrain Analysis
423
References
429
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Index
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Informazioni sull'autore (2000)

JOHN P. WILSON is a professor in the Department of Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

JOHN C. GALLANT is a research scientist with CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia.

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