(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Mapping hydraulic biotopes using terrestrial laser scan data of water surface properties

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MILAN D.J. (1) ; HERITAGE G.L. (2) ; LARGE A.R.G. (3) ; ENTWISTLE N.S. (4) ;
(1) Dep. of Natural & Social Sciences, Univ. of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Environmental Research Inst., Univ. of Salford, Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Univ., Newcastle Upon Tyne, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Built and Human Environment Research Unit, School of Environment & Life Sciences, Univ. of Salford, Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper takes an innovative approach to biotope definition using high resolution spatial data to define water surface roughness for two representative reaches of the River South Tyne, Cumbria, and the River Rede, Northumberland, UK. Data was collected using a terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) and hydraulic variability simply expressed through assigning a local standard deviation value to a set of adjacent water surface values. Statistical linkage of these data with biotope locations defined visually in the field allowed complete mapping of the surveyed reach defining habitat and biotope areas to the fine scale resolution of the TLS data


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no8 [pp. 918-931]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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