jhollist/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 All of these methods work; however, they are either outdated, difficult to reproduce, or require expensive licenses to use.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.

Getting started

Package details

MaintainerJeffrey W. Hollister <[email protected]>
URL http://www.github.com/jhollist/lakemorpho
Package repositoryView on GitHub
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
jhollist/lakemorpho documentation built on Nov. 8, 2018, 4:38 p.m.