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Automated riverine landscape characterization: GIS-based tools for watershed-scale research, assessment, and management
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).
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.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB
ECOLOGICAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH DIVISION
ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH BRANCH