3.7 Geomorphometry Chapter uri icon


  • The study of surface processes and landforms requires quantitative characterization of the topography. New theoretical/conceptual and practical advances in understanding and mapping various aspects of geomorphological systems have emerged from new geospatial data and analysis of the topography. This chapter describes geomorphometry, or the science of quantitative land-surface characterization, and how it can be used to represent and sample the land surface, generate digital elevation models (DEMs), correct errors and artifacts from surface models, compute land-surface parameters and objects, and use various forms of quantitative information in different application domains to address or solve problems. 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilson, J. P., & Bishop, M. P.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Wilson, JP||Bishop, MP

Book Title

  • Treatise on Geomorphology

publication date

  • March 2013