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Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology provides soil scientists and geologists with an integrated view of the principles and methods of digital terrain analysis. Its attention to first principles and focus on error analysis makes it a useful resource for scientists to uncover the method applications particular to their needs. Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology covers a wide range of applications in the context of multi-scale problems of soil science and geology.

Audience

Soil Scientists and Geologists (particularly geomorphometrists and geomorphologists) working with digital terrain modeling and digital elevation modeling.

Hardbound, 432 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385036-2

Contents

  • 1 Digital terrain modeling: a brief historical overview

    Part I: Principles and Methods of Digital Terrain Modeling
    2 Morphometric variables
    3 Digital elevation models
    4 Calculation methods
    5 Errors and accuracy
    6 Filtering
    7 Mapping and visualization

    Part II: Digital Terrain Modeling in Soil Science
    8 Influence of topography on soil properties
    9 Adequate resolution of models
    10 Predictive soil mapping
    11 Analyzing relationships in the system ''topography-soil''

    Part III: Digital Terrain Modeling in Geology
    12 Folds and folding
    13 Lineaments and faults
    14 Accumulation zones and fault intersections
    15 Global topography and tectonic structures
    16 Synthesis

    Appendix A: The mathematical basis of local morphometric variables, by Shary, P.A.
    Appendix B: LandLord - a brief description of the software

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