(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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Geomorphological signatures : classification of aggregated slope unit objects from digital elevation and remote sensing data

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The concept of a geomorphological signature is developed for classifying and mapping slope units with an automated procedure for analysing digital elevation and remote sensing data. Slope units are extracted from a digital elevation model (DEM) using a break of slope rule on downslope profiles. Each slope unit is an aggregated object of continuous pixels and is summarized with 5 suites of variables : shape, topography, topographic variability, spectral characteristics, and variability in spectral characteristics. A ten-class scheme is used to classify slope units for a study area in southwest Yukon, Canada


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no7 [pp. 581-594]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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