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Depression Analysis Toolbox

posted on 2019-07-13, 00:11 authored by Qiusheng WuQiusheng Wu, Charles R. Lane, Hongxing Liu, Bailang Yu, Zuoqi Chen

This repository contains an ArcGIS toolbox and associated Python scripts for delineating nested depressions in digital elevation models (DEMs).

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  • Wu, Q., Liu, H., Wang, S., Yu, B., Beck, R., & Hinkel, K. (2015). A localized contour tree method for deriving geometric and topological properties of complex surface depressions based on high-resolution topographic data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29(12), 2041-2060.

  • Wu, Q., & Lane, C. R. (2016). Delineation and quantification of wetland depressions in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota. Wetlands, 36(2), 215-227.

  • Wu, Q., Deng, C., & Chen, Z. (2016). Automated delineation of karst sinkholes from LiDAR-derived digital elevation models. Geomorphology, 266, 1-10.