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An automatic method for the identification and mapping of hummock corridors

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posted on 01.05.2019 by Emma Lewington, Stephen Livingstone, Andrew Sole, Felix Ng, Christopher Clark
This code has been developed to facilitate rapid and automatic mapping of former subglacial meltwater pathways (hummock corridors) on palaeo-ice sheet beds. It uses a series of image processing techniques to isolate hummock corridors from their background relief. The resulting map can be imported into a GIS and overlain on high resolution digital elevation data to explore the large-scale spatial distribution and morphological characteristics of these features.

See the paper associated with this work for a more detailed discussion:
Lewington, E.L.M. Livingstone, S.J. Sole, A.J. Clark, C.D. Ng, F.S. (2019). An Automated Method for Mapping Geomorphological Expressions of Former Subglacial Meltwater Pathways (Hummock Corridors) From High Resolution Data. Geomorphology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.04.013

Please also read the README.txt file for more information about running the code and altering the variables.

Funding

A NERC funded doctoral training partnership ACCE DTP 37 721 (NE/L002450/1) awarded to Emma L.M. Lewington

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