Relationships of attributes of gullies with morphometric variables

TitleRelationships of attributes of gullies with morphometric variables
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBurian, Libor, Andrey Mitusov, and Jean Poesen
Secondary AuthorsJasiewicz, Jaroslaw, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Helena Mitasova, and Tomislav Hengl
Book TitleGeomorphometry for Geosciences
Pagination111 - 114
PublisherBogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation
CityPoznań, Poland
ISBN Number978-83-7986-059-3

Investigations were conducted on a sample of 439 gullies at Hronská pahorkatina Hill Land in the Slovak Republic. The size of gullies was described by their area and perimeter. Morphometric variables such as altitude, slope steepness, maximal catchment area as well as maximal, minimal, mean, horizontal and vertical curvatures were determined at the start and end points of gullies. The analysis of correlation between area and perimeter of gullies has revealed the linear trend between these variables, which is the result of the definition of a shape of a gully. The frequency distribution of morphometric variables in a specific points of land surface has discovered the different behavior of morphometric variables in these points from those on land surface in general.

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