Special Issue "Quantitative Geomorphology"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2018)
Dr. Dario Gioia
CNR – Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, I-85050 Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
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Interests: tectonic geomorphology; quaternary evolution of intermontane basins; models of landscape evolution; drainage network morphometry; geomorphological mapping; sediment yield; landslide analysis; geoarchaelogy
DEM-supported morphometric analysis of landscape has become an important research field in many geomorphological applications, which aim to model surface processes. This Special Issue aims to collect contributions regarding the development and application of quantitative techniques and geomorphic parameters to investigate issues of landscape characterization and evolution. I would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent work, experimental research or case studies dealing with quantitative analysis of landscape processes and landforms in a variety of geomorphic environments and at a different spatial and temporal scales. Relevant topics for the SI include:
- extraction of geomorphic parameters and indexes from high-resolution DEMs to investigate landscape features and processes;
- application of quantitative methods and models to estimate rates of geomorphic (i.e., fluvial and slope) processes;
- drainage network morphometry and river profile analysis to evaluate the interplay between surface processes, tectonics and climate;
- 3-D reconstruction of slope stability and landslide hazard assessment;
- short- and long-term topographic changes, reconstruction of ancient landscapes/landforms and sediment balance;
- semi-automatic classification and mapping of landforms.
Review articles and submissions reviewing the challenges faced by this relevant research field are also welcomed.Dr. Dario Gioia
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- high-resolution DEMs
- landscape evolution model (LEM)
- slope stability models
- erosion/deposition models
- topographical reconstruction and geomorphological processes
- drainage network morphometry
- river profile analysis
- geomorphic indexes