Scales and hierarchies in landform classification

  • Blaschke, Thomas (Principal Investigator)
  • Dragut, Lucian Daniel, (Co-Investigator)
  • Eisank, Clemens, (Co-Investigator)

Project Details

Description

Although digital terrain models (DTM) are being extensively used for various modelling purposes, multi-scale hierarchical approaches are still less developed. The overall objective of this project is to provide a coherent framework of nested hierarchical organization of topography for modelling purposes. In order to address this important topic, not only for geomorphometry, but for all fields that need morphometry as a boundary condition, innovative techniques supported by fieldwork will be developed and applied.
Framed within multi-scale fuzzy analysis, the methodology will: 1. differentiate characteristic scales associated with specific parameters and/or parameters behaviour across scales; 2. test the significance of morphometric patterns across scales; 3. set up a nested hierarchy of landforms, both morphometric and morphologic relevant.
The expected results of this project have a great potential of improving geomorphological and environmental modelling across scales which is an issue that has not been adequately addressed so far. Moreover, the project has the potential of opening up new horizons in robot terrain perception and spatial data mining.

Although digital terrain models (DTM) are being extensively used for various modelling purposes, multi-scale hierarchical approaches are still less developed. The overall objective of this project is to provide a coherent framework of nested hierarchical organization of topography for modelling purposes. In order to address this important topic, not only for geomorphometry, but for all fields that need morphometry as a boundary condition, innovative techniques supported by fieldwork will be developed and applied.
Framed within multi-scale fuzzy analysis, the methodology will: 1. differentiate characteristic scales associated with specific parameters and/or parameters behaviour across scales; 2. test the significance of morphometric patterns across scales; 3. set up a nested hierarchy of landforms, both morphometric and morphologic relevant.
The expected results of this project have a great potential of improving geomorphological and environmental modelling across scales which is an issue that has not been adequately addressed so far. Moreover, the project has the potential of opening up new horizons in robot terrain perception and spatial data mining.
AcronymSCALA
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/05/08 → 4/01/12

Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2002

  • 1805 Physical geography
  • 1806 Topography
  • 1810 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)