Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology


  • Igor Florinsky, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

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


Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385036-2

Table of 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