lake.morphol.2016.plot.val.spatial: Plots valuations along a single spatial dimension.

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also

View source: R/lake.morphol.2016.r


Plots valuations of different lake shore sections as a line along a single spatial dimension.


                                   uref      = NA,
                                   nodes     = NA,
                                   main      = "",
                                   col       = c("red","orange","yellow","green","blue"),
                                   gridlines = FALSE,



Data frame with calculated values for nodes (columns) and different shore sections (rows). The row labels are assumed to contain the spatial information as a string in the format id | start - end where id is the id of the lake, start is the start coordinate of the section along the shore line, and end is the end coordinate along the shore line. The first part, id | , is optional and can be omitted if the data is from a unique length measurement (of a single lake). Single spaces between the items are required. Note that this format is produced automatically when reading attributes with the function and is then transferred to the values file when evaluating the value function.


(optional) a second value table to compared with the one provided with the argument u. This can represent a different aggregation scheme or the effect of a rehabilitation measure.


(optional) a vector of node names to be plotted (in the order provided here). Default is to plot all nodes.


(optional) a header written to the top of the plot combined with the lake id if one was provided (see discussion of argument u).


(optional) an optional color coding for the lines to be plotted.


(optional) a logical variable to specify whether gridlines should mark the start and end points of the sections.


(optional) further plot parameters are forwarded to the plot command (e.g lwd for line width).


The function returns a data frame with start and end of the reaches in the first two columns and the attribute levels in subsequent columns.


Peter Reichert <>


Langhans, S.D., Lienert, J., Schuwirth, N. and Reichert, P. How to make river assessments comparable: A demonstration for hydromorphology, Ecological Indicators 32, 264-275, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.03.027

Langhans, S.D., Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. The method matters: indicator aggregation in ecological river assessment. Ecological Indicators 45, 494-507, 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.05.014

Reichert, P., Schuwirth, N. and Langhans, S. Constructing, evaluating and visualizing value and utility functions for decision support, Environmental Modelling & Software 46, 283-291, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.01.017

Reichert, P., Langhans, S., Lienert, J. and Schuwirth, N. The conceptual foundation of environmental decision support. Journal of Environmental Management. 154, 316-332, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.053

Reichert, P., Borsuk, M., Hostmann, M., Schweizer, S., Sporri, C., Tockner, K. and Truffer, B. Concepts of decision support for river rehabilitation, Environmental Modelling and Software 22, 188-201, 2007. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2005.07.017

Niederberger, K., Rey, P., Reichert, P., Schlosser, J., Helg, U., Haertel-Borer, S., Binderheim, E. Methoden zur Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Seen. Modul: Oekomorphologie Seeufer. Bundesamt fuer Umwelt, Bern. Umwelt-Vollzug Nr. 1632. 73 S. 2016.

Schlosser, J.A., Haertel-Borer, S., Liechti, P., Reichert, P. Konzept fuer die Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Seen in der Schweiz. Anleitung zur Entwicklung und Anwendung von Beurteilungsmethoden. Bundesamt fuer Umwelt, Bern. Umwelt-Wissen Nr. 1326. 38 S. 2013.

See Also

lake.morphol.2016.create,, lake.morphol.2016.aggregate.val.spatial.

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