Geomorphologists played a major role in the 1960s and 1970s in terrain research as the potential of the computer was realised for both storing and manipulating landform information. With growth in the subject area, further technological development, and a growing input from other disciplines, much of this research has moved into the domain of GIS and Remote Sensing, where the involvement of geomorphologists has inevitably been reduced, despite the importance of this type of research to geomorphology in general. This book comprises selected and full-refereed papers from a recent BGRG Annual Conference which was held with these issues in mind. The book contains both review and original and significant research papers that consider recent methodological developments in, and the constraints of, current terrain monitoring and modelling methods in geomorphology, along with the application of these methods to specific geomorphological problems. By providing up-to-date research by leaders in the field of terrain study this book will be of enormous value to undergraduates, research students and research scientists in geomorphology, mapping science and GIS and Remote Sensing, as well as those working in industry who use, or need to apply terrain research methods.
Landform Monitoring, Modelling and Analysis: Land Form in Geomorphogical Research (S. Lane, et al.). TECHNICAL ISSUES. Datums, Coordinates and Differences (M. Cooper). The Global Positioning System and its Use for Terrain Mapping and Monitoring (D. Twigg). Analytical Photogrammetry for Geomorphological Research (L. Dixon, et al.). Quality, Use and Visualisation in Terrain Modelling (M. McCullagh). What do Terrain Statistics Really Mean? (I. Evans). The Effect of GIS Interpolation Errors on the Use of Digital Elevation Models in Geomorphology (S. Wise). Landform and Lineament Mappling Using Radar Remote Sensing (C. Vencatasawmy, et al.). Image Analysis of Aerial Photography to Quantify the Effect of Gold Placer Mining on Channel Morphology, Interior Alaska (D. Gilvear, et al.). APPLICATION. Terrain-based Approaches to Enviornmental Resource Evaluation (J. Wilson & J. Gallant). The Role of GIS in Watershed Analysis (D. Montgomery, et al.). A Generalised Topographic-Soils Hydrological Index (R. Lamb, et al.). Terrain Information in Geomorphological Models: Stability, Resolution and Sensitivity (P. Bates, et al.). The Use of Digital Terrain Modelling in the Understanding of Dynamic River Channel Systems. (S. Lane). Mass Balance and Flow Variations of Haut Glacier d'Arolla, Switzerland, Calculated Using Digital Terrain Modelling Techniques (I. Willis, et al.). The Transient Snowline on Glaciers: Topographic Controls and Implications for Melt Predictions (O. Turpin, et al.). The Use of Terrain Analysis in the Evaluation of Snow Cover Over an Alpine Glacier (L. Copland). Coastal Management and Sea Level Rise: A Morphological Approach (J. Pethick). Geomorphological and Hydrodynamic Results from Digital Terrain Models of the Humber Estuary (J. Hardisty, et al.). Indexes.