Unified Geomorphological Analysis Workflows with Benthic Terrain Modeler
AbstractHigh resolution remotely sensed bathymetric data is rapidly increasing in volume, but analyzing this data requires a mastery of a complex toolchain of disparate software, including computing derived measurements of the environment. Bathymetric gradients play a fundamental role in energy transport through the seascape. Benthic Terrain Modeler (BTM) uses bathymetric data to enable simple characterization of benthic biotic communities and geologic types, and produces a collection of key geomorphological variables known to affect marine ecosystems and processes. BTM has received continual improvements since its 2008 release; here we describe the tools and morphometrics BTM can produce, the research context which this enables, and we conclude with an example application using data from a protected reef in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. View Full-Text
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Walbridge, S.; Slocum, N.; Pobuda, M.; Wright, D.J. Unified Geomorphological Analysis Workflows with Benthic Terrain Modeler. Geosciences 2018, 8, 94.
Walbridge S, Slocum N, Pobuda M, Wright DJ. Unified Geomorphological Analysis Workflows with Benthic Terrain Modeler. Geosciences. 2018; 8(3):94.Chicago/Turabian Style
Walbridge, Shaun; Slocum, Noah; Pobuda, Marjean; Wright, Dawn J. 2018. "Unified Geomorphological Analysis Workflows with Benthic Terrain Modeler." Geosciences 8, no. 3: 94.
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