Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

Other | August 26, 2011

byIgor Florinsky, Igor Florinsky

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Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geologyprovides 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 Geologycovers a wide range of applications in the context of multi-scale problems of soil science and geology.



  • Presents a mathematical approach from a single author who is actively researching in the field and has published a number of fundamental papers
  • Outlines principles and methods and then follows with examples in a simple setup that builds on content
  • Provides an integrated view of the principles and methods of digital terrain analysis

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Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geologyprovides 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 nee...

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 ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:432 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 26, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123850371

ISBN - 13:9780123850379

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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