Digital Terrain Modelling: Development and Applications in a Policy Support Environment

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Robert Joseph Peckham, Gyozo Jordan
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 30, 2007 - Science - 313 pages
This book presents a set of papers on Digital Terrain Modelling for Policy Support which aims to be informative and stimulating for both developers and users of digital terrain models. It should also be useful for professi- als who are interested in the wider aspects of the applications of terrain models in support for policies and decision making. There is an increasing demand for regional and continental scale data for use in environmental modelling and spatial analysis to support envir- mental policy development and implementation. Important environmental processes act at regional and continental scales, for example climatic change inducing floods and soil erosion, and management of these pr- esses for the sustainable development of society requires policies to be - plied at the corresponding scales. One of the most important factors inf- encing these environmental processes which act on the earth’s surface is the surface topography, hence the need for extensive, harmonised digital terrain models.
 

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Contents

Contents
1
Numerical Methods
21
Conclusions
38
Introduction 45
44
From DEMs to River Networks
52
References
63
The RST Control Parameters
70
CHAPTER 4
83
We hope that this book will provide a useful input to the research field
180
Flood Hazard Mapping Using DEM
185
Potential Flood Hazard Maps of Europe
191
A Flood Risk Map of Europe
199
Materials and Methods
208
Application of DEM to Flood Mitigation Plans
217
References
224
Materials and Methods
230

Results
89
References
97
Results and Discussion
107
Two Possible SRTM Processing Workflows
115
CHAPTER 6
121
Methodology
127
Additional Features
137
Referenced Web Sites
144
Conclusions
178
CHAPTER 11
259
Application of solar Radiation Model in an Assessment
267
CHAPTER 12
270
Conclusions
281
References
290
ABOUT THE AUTHORS 297
296
The following five papers focus more closely on applications Three
301
INDEX
307
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