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Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

By: Igor V Florinsky

411 pages, 32 colour plates, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #191678 | ISBN-13: 9780123850362
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This book provides 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. The text covers a wide range of applications in the context of multi-scale problems of soil science and geology and presents a mathematical approach from a single author who is actively researching in the field and has published a number of fundamental papers. It outlines principles, methods, and then follows with examples in a simple set-up that builds on content.


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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