(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Topographic swath profile analysis : a generalization and sensitivity evaluation of a digital terrain analysis tool

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TELBISZ T. (1) ; KOVÁCS G. (2) ; SZÉKELY B. (3 2) ; SZABÓ J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Physical Geography, Eötvös Univ., Budapest, HONGRIE
(2) Dept. of Geographysics and Space Sciences, Eötvös Univ., Budapest, HONGRIE
(3) Research Groups Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Dept. of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Univ. of Technology, Vienna, AUTRICHE


In order to demonstrate the usefulness and applicability of swath profiles, the method is tested on an artificial surface, first. Secondly, swath profile analysis is applied to a hilly terrain in the Eastern Alpine Foreland, the Western Pannonian Alpine Foothills. This analysis helped to identify topographic rims, tilted remnant surfaces and fluvial incision within the study area, even where these features are obscured by the dissected topography. Using this area as an example, sensitivity to swath width, swath orientation and swath horizontal resolution was assessed in terms of comparison diagrams and numerical statistics (RMSE, tilt and step para meters). As a result, it is concluded that swath profiles and quantitative landform parameters are found in an acceptably narrow range for relatively large changes in width, azimuth and swath resolution that supports the intuitive application of this method


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no4 [pp. 485-513]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 3 tabl.




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