Frontiers in geomorphometry
Frontiers in geomorphometry
Editor(s): G. Sofia, J. K. Hillier, and S. J. Conway

Elucidating the dynamics of Earth surface processes through analysis of digital elevation models (DEMs), or "geomorphometry", has become a flourishing interdisciplinary subject with applications in many disciplines (e.g. geomorphology, planetary science, archaeology, geobiology, natural hazards, and computer science), and it is no longer just a collection of numerical techniques but a discipline on its own. This special issue in Earth Surface Dynamics aims to gather knowledge about the current technical state of the art, to consolidate and disseminate established advances across disciplines, and to identify key future challenges and opportunities. It includes papers which both highlight and push the current frontiers in geomorphometry.

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11 Jan 2017
Bed and width oscillations form coherent patterns in a partially confined, regulated gravel–cobble-bedded river adjusting to anthropogenic disturbances
Rocko A. Brown and Gregory B. Pasternack
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 1–20,,, 2017
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08 Nov 2016
Reconstruction of North American drainage basins and river discharge since the Last Glacial Maximum
Andrew D. Wickert
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 831–869,,, 2016
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31 Oct 2016
Catchment power and the joint distribution of elevation and travel distance to the outlet
Leonard S. Sklar, Clifford S. Riebe, Claire E. Lukens, and Dino Bellugi
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 799–818,,, 2016
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19 Oct 2016
Detection of seasonal cycles of erosion processes in a black marl gully from a time series of high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs)
Jacques Bechet, Julien Duc, Alexandre Loye, Michel Jaboyedoff, Nicolle Mathys, Jean-Philippe Malet, Sébastien Klotz, Caroline Le Bouteiller, Benjamin Rudaz, and Julien Travelletti
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 781–798,,, 2016
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06 Sep 2016
Frontiers in Geomorphometry and Earth Surface Dynamics: possibilities, limitations and perspectives
Giulia Sofia, John K. Hillier, and Susan J. Conway
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 721–725,,, 2016
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07 Jul 2016
Delineating incised stream sediment sources within a San Francisco Bay tributary basin
Paul Bigelow, Lee Benda, and Sarah Pearce
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 531–547,,, 2016
30 Jun 2016
Interannual surface evolution of an Antarctic blue-ice moraine using multi-temporal DEMs
Matthew J. Westoby, Stuart A. Dunning, John Woodward, Andrew S. Hein, Shasta M. Marrero, Kate Winter, and David E. Sugden
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 515–529,,, 2016
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28 Jun 2016
Headwater sediment dynamics in a debris flow catchment constrained by high-resolution topographic surveys
Alexandre Loye, Michel Jaboyedoff, Joshua Isaac Theule, and Frédéric Liébault
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 489–513,,, 2016
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30 May 2016
An introduction to learning algorithms and potential applications in geomorphometry and Earth surface dynamics
Andrew Valentine and Lara Kalnins
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 445–460,,, 2016
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20 May 2016
Suitability of ground-based SfM–MVS for monitoring glacial and periglacial processes
Livia Piermattei, Luca Carturan, Fabrizio de Blasi, Paolo Tarolli, Giancarlo Dalla Fontana, Antonio Vettore, and Norbert Pfeifer
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 425–443,,, 2016
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19 May 2016
Image-based surface reconstruction in geomorphometry – merits, limits and developments
Anette Eltner, Andreas Kaiser, Carlos Castillo, Gilles Rock, Fabian Neugirg, and Antonio Abellán
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 359–389,,, 2016
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21 Apr 2016
Topography-based flow-directional roughness: potential and challenges
Sebastiano Trevisani and Marco Cavalli
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 343–358,,, 2016
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08 Apr 2016
A nondimensional framework for exploring the relief structure of landscapes
Stuart W. D. Grieve, Simon M. Mudd, Martin D. Hurst, and David T. Milodowski
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 309–325,,, 2016
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21 Jan 2016
Geomorphic analysis of transient landscapes in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas and Maya Mountains (northern Central America): implications for the North American–Caribbean–Cocos plate boundary
L. Andreani and R. Gloaguen
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 71–102,,, 2016
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15 Jan 2016
Tectonic geomorphology at small catchment sizes – extensions of the stream-power approach and the χ method
S. Hergarten, J. Robl, and K. Stüwe
Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 1–9,,, 2016
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16 Dec 2015
Perspective – synthetic DEMs: A vital underpinning for the quantitative future of landform analysis?
J. K. Hillier, G. Sofia, and S. J. Conway
Earth Surf. Dynam., 3, 587–598,,, 2015
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