Geomorfo: a program for the classification of terrain units

TitleGeomorfo: a program for the classification of terrain units
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCamiz, Sergio, and Maurizio Poscolieri
Secondary AuthorsJasiewicz, Jaroslaw, Zbigniew Zwoliński, Helena Mitasova, and Tomislav Hengl
Book TitleGeomorphometry for Geosciences
Pagination149 - 152
PublisherBogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation
CityPoznań, Poland
ISBN Number978-83-7986-059-3

In order to perform a thorough quantitative analysis of the morphology of an area, a methodology has been developed, able to deal with a Digital Elevation Model (DEM), that classifies the DEM pixels starting from the eight topographical gradients, computed as differences between each pixel and the eight surrounding ones, and provides for each class a complete set of statistics of terrain attributes, including elevation, slope, and aspect. In addition, a thematic colour map may be built, with hue and saturation attributed according to both mean aspect and slope of each class, respectively. As an example, Mount Soratte in Italy has been analysed in two different ways.

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