Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology

Michael P. Bishop and John F. Shroder Jr.

Geographic Information Science and Mountain GeomorphologyGeographic information system (GIS) technology is increasingly being utilized by earth scientists to study mountains and surface processes. State-of-the-art geomorphological investigations of the dynamic nature of mountain systems require the integration of knowledge from geographic information science (GIScience) and geomorphology for modeling surface processes and topographic evolution. Similarly, issues of scale and parameterization of process models in geomorphology require new developments in data modeling and spatial/temporal GIS analysis.

The editors have invited expert authors actively engaged in GIScience and mountain research to address current issues in this discipline. A fundamental treatment of GIScience includes data modeling, geomorphometry, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, spatial statistics and analysis, and scientific visualization. Various theoretical and practical issues are addressed with applications in geoecology, natural hazards, surface hydrology, snow and ice, climate forcing, tectonic geomorphology, and landscape evolution. Emphasis is on the integration of GIScience and geomorphology for understanding complex mountain systems.

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Extent: 536 pages
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: June 2004
ISBN: 978-3-540-42640-0

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