Geomorphometry is the science of quantitative land-surface analysis. It draws upon mathematical, statistical, and image-processing techniques to quantify the shape of earth's topography at various spatial scales. 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. This is a manual of state-of-the-art methods to serve the various researchers who use geomorphometry. Soil scientists will use this book to further learn the methods for classifying and measuring the chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils and gain a further understaing of the role of soil as a natural resource. Geologists will find value in the instruction this book provides for measuring the physical features of the soil such as elevation, porosity, and structure which geologists use to predict natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and flooding.Technical details on a variety of software packages allow researchers to solve real-life mapping issues. This book provides soil and agronomy researchers best practice techniques for soil data analysis to assist in enhanced land-use and planning. It offers geologists essential tactics for better environmental management by providing a comprehensive analysis of the physical features of soil. The companion website includes access to the latest technological advancements previously unpublished in any other comprehensive source: geomorphometry software, DEM data sources, and applications.
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Descrizione libro Elsevier Science, 2008. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780123743459 796pp., Hardback, This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0892103
Descrizione libro Elsevier, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 796 pages. 9.50x6.75x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0123743451
Descrizione libro Elsevier Science, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0123743451
Descrizione libro Elsevier Science, 2008. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I - Concepts Geomorphometry: a brief guide Mathematical and digital models of the land surface DEM production methods and sources Preparation of DEMs for geomorphometric analysis Geostatistical simulation and error propagation in geomorphometry Basic land-surface parameters Land-surface parameters and objects in hydrology Land-surface parameters specific to topo-climatology Landforms and landform elements in geomorphometry II - Software Overview of software packages used in geomorphometry Geomorphometry in ESRI packages Geomorphometry in SAGA Geomorphometry in ILWIS Geomorphometry in LandSerf Geomorphometry in MicroDEM Geomorphometry in TAS GIS Geomorphometry in GRASS GIS Geomorphometry in RiverTools III - Applications Geomorphometry ? a key to landscape mapping and modelling Soil mapping applications Vegetation mapping applications Geomorphometry and spatial hydrologic modelling Applications in meteorology Applications in geomorphology Applications in Precision Agriculture Modelling mass movements and landslide susceptibility Automated predictive mapping of ecological entities The future of geomorphometry. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0123743451
Descrizione libro Elsevier Science, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110123743451
Descrizione libro Elsevier Science, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0123743451