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.

Key Features

  • Presents a mathematical approach from a single author who is actively researching in the field and has published a number of fundamental papers
  • Outlines principles and methods and then follows with examples in a simple setup that builds on content
  • Provides an integrated view of the principles and methods of digital terrain analysis


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


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About the author

Igor Florinsky

Igor Florinsky is a Principal Research Scientist at the Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has previously hed positions as a Research Scientist at Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography and the DTM Lab in Canada. He is an author, co-author, or editor of over 110 publications including 2 books, 2 edited volumes, 44 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and 13 peer-reviewed book chapters. He is an Editorial Board Member for the journals Chinese Geographical Science, Space and Time, and the International Journal of Ecology and Development. His research interests include digital terrain modeling and geomorphometry, interrelationships between topography, soils, and tectonics, and the influence of the geological environment on humans, society and civilization.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, The Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia