Role of Theory and Geocomputation in Describing and Simulating Landscape Performance

2019-09-18T02:30:17Z (GMT) by John Wilson
This paper summarizes the current state-of-the-art in geomorphometry and describes some of the innovations that are imminent and will be required to push digital terrain modelling forward in the future. This is a special moment in time given the new opportunities afforded by advances in computing on the one hand and the explosive growth in the numbers and kinds of elevation data sources on the other hand. The development and adoption of new methods and the coupling of theory and geocomputation will provide new opportunities to describe and simulate landscape performance, which refers here to how form and function (i.e. pattern and process) are likely to produce different outcomes in different settings.