Create northness layer.

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Description

Create a layer depicting northness based on an elevation layer.

Usage

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raster.north(layer)

Arguments

layer

RasterLayer object of elevation as defined by package raster.

Details

Using elevation, aspect can be calculated. Yet, it is a circular variable (0 = 360) and has to be converted to northness and eastness to be useful for modelling.

Value

A RasterLayer object.

Examples

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data(data.sp)
raster::plot(raster.north(data.sp))