EGU 2011 Session - Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation & Use

Nov 30, 2010

Via Paolo Tarolli, an announcement about a session at this year's European Geoscience Union Meeting in Vienna. The session emphasizes analysis techniques for high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) of Earth, seafloor or planetary landscapes:

Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to the session GM2.4/NH10.3/PS10.2 "Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation & Use" at next year's (2011) EGU General Assembly in Vienna.

This session is about quantitative techniques (e.g. GIS, geospatial) applied to digital landscapes and the exciting, objective results that these facilitate; we actively seek submissions from different backgrounds (geology, geomorphology, planetary geomorphology, geophysics, archaeology & anthropogenic disturbance).

For full details of the session, please refer to, and see the abstract below.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is January, 10th 2011, but if you want to apply for support (e.g. students) you must submit your abstract by December 3th 2010 at the latest.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of my co-convenors.


Paolo, Paola, John, Sanjeev, Lara, and David

p.s - Abstract

Are you working to be objective, robust and reproducible in your work interrogating digital landscapes (DEM, DTM or DSM) of the Earth, seafloor or planetary landscapes? Have you developed quantitative methods that have produced, or will produce, exciting observations that will lead to a better understanding of a geomorphic process? In geomorphic we include both natural processes and those creating a human fingerprint in the landscape.

This is an inter-disciplinary technical session about quantitative techniques (e.g. GIS, geospatial) applied to digital landscapes. It aims to bring together workers analyzing digital landscapes to exhibit the best techniques, cross-fertilize best practice, and illustrate what can be achieved and what challenges remain. Possibilities, problems and solutions encouraged.

Features identified or parameterized could include volcanoes, craters, gullies, fault scarps, drumlins, or those reflecting anthropogenic disturbances such as deforestation, new urban areas, or land-use change.
Natural processes constrained could range from mass-wasting to volcano formation. We also welcome work where landscape properties, e.g.
roughness, are analyzed, as they form critical inputs into models. Much interest is expected in high-resolution DEMs, but any data source is welcome.


Marie Curie Fellow,
Institute of Inland Waters
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Anavyssos, GREECE

Adjunct Professor
Polytechnic University of Marche, ITALY

Visiting Researcher
Interdepartmental Research Center for Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS (CIRGEO)
University of Padova, ITALY

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