(16MontpellierWorld Congress of Soil Science en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

A fast, simple and versatile algorithm to fill the depressions of digital elevation models

published at : Soil pattern as a key controlling factor of water erosion. Special issue

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A new method is presented here. It is innovative because, instead of gradually filling the depressions, it first inundates the surface with a thick layer of water and then removes the excess water. The algorithm is simple to understand and to implement, requiring only a few tens of code lines. It is much faster than usual algorithms. Moreover this method is versatile : depressions can be replaced with a surface either strictly horizontal, or slightly sloping. The first option is used for the calculation of depression storage capacity and the second one for drainage network extraction. The method is fully detailed and a pseudo-code is provided



World Congress of Soil Science No16, Montpellier , FRANCE ()

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 46, no 2-3 [pp. 159-176]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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