EPA Science Inventory

Automated riverine landscape characterization: GIS-based tools for watershed-scale research, assessment, and management

Citation:

Williams, B. S., E. D'Amico, J. H. Kastens, J. H. Thorp, J. E. FLOTEMERSCH, AND M. C. Thoms. Automated riverine landscape characterization: GIS-based tools for watershed-scale research, assessment, and management. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT. Springer, New York, NY, 185(9):7485-7499, (2013).

Description:

River systems consist of hydrogeomorphic patches (HPs) that emerge at multiple spatiotemporal scales. Functional process zones (FPZs) are HPs that exist at the river valley scae and are important strata for fraing whole-watershed research questions and management plans. Hierarchical classification procedures aid in HP identification by grouping sections of river based on their hydrogeomorphic character; however, collection data required for such procedures with field-based methods is often impractical. We developed a set of GIS-based tools that facilitate rapid, low cost riverine landscape characterization and FPZ classification.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 09/01/2013
Completion Date: 09/01/2013
Record Last Revised: 07/24/2014
Record Created: 07/24/2014
Record Released: 07/24/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 282011

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOLOGICAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH DIVISION

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH BRANCH