(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Structure and contents of layered classification system of digital geomorphology for China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHENG W. (1) ; ZHOU C. (1) ; LI B. (1) ; SHEN Y. (1) ; ZHANG B. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Resources and Environmental Information Systems, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


This digital classification method combines landforms characteristics of morphology with genesis. A total of 15 categories of exogenic and endogenic forces are divided into 2 broad categories: morpho-genetic and morpho-structural landforms. The classification method of digital morpho-genetic types can be divided into 7 layers, i.e. basic morphology and altitude, genesis, sub-genesis, morphology, micro-morphology, slope and aspect, material and lithology. The method proposes combinations of matrix forms based on layered indicators. This system was developed in parallel with a GIS geodatabase in China. Therefore, different information from every classification method can be easily performed and integrated in the ArcGIS geodatabase for the entire country


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no5 [pp. 771-790]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 16 tabl.



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