This book synthesizes the methodological and technological developments in terrain data acquisition and analysis and describes recent developments on the use of terrain in answering geomorphological questions. It discusses measuring and monitoring the surface character of the earth through computer-based landform representation and analysis.
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.