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Terrain is considered one of the most important natural geographical features and a key factor in physical processes. Geomorphometry, as the science of digital terrain sensing, quantification, and analysis, provides important toolsets for geomorphology, hydrology, soil science, as well as general geographical information science (GIS). With the progress of elevation data acquisition techniques and terrain analysis methods, surface morphology and its corresponding processes are investigated and interpreted across different scales (from micro to macro) and aspects (such as from surface morphology to formation processes), which significantly contribute to a deeper understanding of Earth surface processes. However, current geomorphometry research is still more focused on morphological metrics and phenomena rather than the mechanisms and processes of terrain morphodynamics. This Special Issue focuses on the ideas of transforming current geomorphometry research from the study of surface morphology to the study of dynamic landform processes. Submissions related to new ideas of terrain modeling, feature extraction and terrain analysis, and their applications in different fields of hydrology and topoclimate, geomorphology, soil science, and radiative processes are also welcome.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Terrain analysis (DTA) and feature extraction from digital elevation models;
Landform classification across scales by OBIA or machine learning;
Scale effects and accuracy assessment of terrain representation and terrain analysis;
Progress of DEM and DTA applications in geomorphodynamics;
Landform evolution modeling based on terrain morphogenesis;
Application of DTA in different fields of hydrology and topoclimate, soil science, and radiative transfer processes;
Coupling of DEM with above- and sub-surface representation and dynamics;
UAV-based terrain data acquisition and change analysis.
Prof. Josef Strobl
Prof. Liyang Xiong