(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Assessing regional geodiversity : the Iberian Peninsula

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BENITO-CALVO A. (1 2) ; PÉREZ-GONZÁLEZ A. (1) ; MAGRI O. (2 3) ; MEZA P. (2) ;
(1) Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Burgos, ESPAGNE
(2) Dip. di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, ITALIE
(3) Geography Division, Mediterranean Inst., Univ., Msida, MALTE


The AA. quantify and compare geodiversity in several geodynamic zones of the Iberian Peninsula. They have developed a geographic information system (GIS) procedure to carry out a regional terrain classification based on geodiversity factors. A classification process helped to produce a morphometric map (10 classes), a morphoclimatic map (5 classes) and a geological map (15 classes). These 3 maps were combined using an overlay operation (union) to obtain the final terrain classification (419 classes), which was then applied to calculate diversity landscape indices. These indices were calculated for the whole landscape of the main Iberian geological regions, thus revealing a close relationship between some index values and the geological and geomorphological characteristics


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no10 [pp. 1433-1445]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1840

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