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GEOINFORMATICA
1998

A Comparison of Two Approaches to Ranking Algorithms Used to Compute Hill Slopes

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A Comparison of Two Approaches to Ranking Algorithms Used to Compute Hill Slopes
The calculation of slope (downhill gradient) for a point in a digital elevation model (DEM) is a common procedure in the hydrological, environmental and remote sensing sciences. The most commonly used slope calculation algorithms employed on DEM topography data make use of a three-by-three search window or kernel centered on the grid point (grid cell) in question in order to calculate the slope at that point. A comparison of eight such slope calculation algorithms has been carried out using an arti®cial DEM, consisting of a smooth synthetic test surface with various amounts of added Gaussian noise. Morrison's Surface III, a trigonometrically de®ned surface, was used as the synthetic test surface. Residual slope grids were calculated by subtracting the slope grids produced by the algorithms on test from true/reference slope grids derived by analytic partial differentiation of the synthetic surface. The resulting residual slope grids were used to calculate root-mean-square (RMS) ...
Kevin H. Jones
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where GEOINFORMATICA
Authors Kevin H. Jones
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