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  Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
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The LiDAR-based topo-hydrological modelling of the Nigula mire, SW Estonia; pp. 232–248

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/earth.2011.4.04


Authors

Elve Lode, Meelis Leivits

Abstract

There was no big influence of the used cell scales and algorithms on the mean topographical properties of the Nigula mire digital elevation models (DEMs). The DEMs, generated using the Triangulated Irregular Network and Inverse Distance Weighted algorithms, revealed the closest mire surface properties from all used generation algorithms. The subtracted MAX–MIN DEMs layer revealed a well visible net of ditches and possible plant cover pattern differentiated in vertical scale. In the Nigula mire 58% of the mire surface basins have S–SW orientation, followed by the levelled and less fractionated N–NE basin region (23% coverage), and the most fractionated but with steeper sloping W-orientated basin region (8% coverage).

Keywords

mire landscape, LiDAR data, GIS, DEM analysis, basin modelling.

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