Ph.D. degree award:
UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST TIMISOARA
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Curriculum Vitae (16/03/2020)
Expertise & keywords
Geographic information science
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Fundamental surface elements on digital elevation models
Exploratory Research Projects - PCE-2011 call
Role in this project:
Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (RO)
As a science of topographic quantification, geomorphometry focuses on extraction of land-surface variables and objects from digital elevation models (DEMs). While extraction of land-surface variables (e.g. slope, aspect, curvatures, etc.) is a routine task now, extraction of land-surface objects is still problematic. Progress in this direction is hindered by the lack of a unifying theory of land-surface form.
The main objective of this project is to develop a methodology to segment DEMs into fundamental surface elements relative to scale. Fundamental surface elements are defined as data-driven homogenous areas at given scales delineated by topographic discontinuities. Rather than attempting to delineate specific objects, these land-surface divisions are generic carriers of morphometrically meaningful information. I hypothesize that fundamental surface elements can be aggregated as building blocks in classifications for multiple purposes via specific semantic models.
A derived objective of this research is exploring suitability of surface elements in optimizing sampling in soil-landscape modeling.
If successful, the proposed approach would 1.contribute to the theory of land-surface form; 2. make land form classification and mapping more objective and repeatable; and 3. make an important contribution to the discrete analysis of land surface by opening the path to incorporate topologic attributes developed in landscape ecology in geomorphometrical analysis.
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