Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 780.17g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123850363
  • 9780123850362
  • 1,785,908

Table of contents

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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About igor V. Florinsky

Igor Florinsky is a Principal Research Scientist at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences. He has previously held positions as a Visiting Fellow at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and a Research Scientist at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is an author, co-author, or editor of over 125 publications including 2 books, 2 edited volumes, 50 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.
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