lakemorpho: Lake Morphometry Metrics

Lake morphometry metrics are used by limnologists to understand, among other things, the ecological processes in a lake. Traditionally, these metrics are calculated by hand, with planimeters, and increasingly with commercial GIS products. All of these methods work; however, they are either outdated, difficult to reproduce, or require expensive licenses to use. The 'lakemorpho' package provides the tools to calculate a typical suite of these metrics from an input elevation model and lake polygon. The metrics currently supported are: fetch, major axis, minor axis, major/minor axis ratio, maximum length, maximum width, mean width, maximum depth, mean depth, shoreline development, shoreline length, surface area, and volume.

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AuthorJeffrey W. Hollister [aut, cre] (<>), Jemma Stachelek [aut] (<>)
MaintainerJeffrey W. Hollister <>
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lakemorpho documentation built on Sept. 22, 2023, 5:07 p.m.