Function to calculate shoreline development

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Description

Shoreline development is a measure of the complexity of the lake shoreline. It is simply the ratio of the shoreline length (i.e. perimeter) to the perimeter of an equally sized circle.

Usage

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Arguments

inLakeMorpho

An object of lakeMorphoClass. Output of the lakeSurroundTopo function would be appropriate as input

Value

Returns a numeric value for the shoreline development of the lake

References

Florida LAKEWATCH (2001). A Beginner's guide to water management - Lake Morphometry (2nd ed.). Gainesville: Florida LAKEWATCH, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Link

Examples

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