Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

by Igor Florinsky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780128046326
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/04/2016
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

1. Digital Terrain Modeling: A Brief Historical Overview

I: Principles and Methods of Digital Terrain Modeling 2. Topographic Surface and Its Characterization 3. Digital Elevation Models 4. Calculation Methods 5. Errors and Accuracy 6. Filtering 7. Universal Analytical Modeling 8. Mapping and Visualization

II: Digital Terrain Modeling in Soil Science 9. Influence of Topography on Soil Properties 10. Adequate Resolution of Models 11. Predictive Soil Mapping 12. Analyzing Relationships in the “Topography-Soil” System

III: Digital Terrain Modeling in Geology 13. Folds and Folding 14. Lineaments and Faults 15. Accumulation Zones and Fault Intersections 16. Global Topography and Tectonic Structures 17. Concluding Remarks

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