Return lake surface area

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Description

This function simply retruns the area of the lake SpatialPolygons that is part of the lakeMorphoClass class.

Usage

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lakeSurfaceArea(inLakeMorpho)

Arguments

inLakeMorpho

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

Value

Returns a numeric value for the total surface area 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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