Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Research article
08 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 08 Aug 2016

How does grid-resolution modulate the topographic expression of geomorphic processes?

Stuart W. D. Grieve, Simon M. Mudd, David T. Milodowski, Fiona J. Clubb, and David J. Furbish

Data sets

LSDTopoTools Resolution Analysis Tools S. Grieve et al.

Code and data to generate figures for this paper S. Grieve et al.

Topographic data OpenTopography

How does grid-resolution modulate geomorphic processes: data University of Edinburgh. School of GeoSciences

Short summary
High-resolution topographic data are becoming more prevalent, yet many areas of geomorphic interest do not have such data available. We produce topographic data at a range of resolutions to explore the influence of decreasing resolution of data on geomorphic analysis. We test the accuracy of the calculation of curvature, a hillslope sediment transport coefficient, and the identification of channel networks, providing guidelines for future use of these methods on low-resolution topographic data.