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 All of these methods work; however, they are either outdated, difficult to reproduce, or require expensive licenses to use.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.
|Author||Jeffrey W. Hollister [aut, cre], Joseph Stachelek [ctb]|
|Date of publication||2018-02-11 14:45:57 UTC|
|Maintainer||Jeffrey W. Hollister <[email protected]>|
|Package repository||View on CRAN|
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