SCALA (2008 – 2011)

Scales and hierarchies in landform classification

The overall objective of this project is to provide a coherent framework of nested hierarchical organization of topography for modelling purposes. In order to adress this important topic, not only for geomorphometry, but for all fields that need morphometry as a boundary condition, innovative techniques supported by by fieldwork will be developed and applied.

The methodology will:

– differentiate characteristic scales associated with specific parameters and
parameters behaviour across scales

– test the significance of morphometric patterns across scales

– setup a nested hierarchy of landforms, both morphometric and
morphologic relevant

Instrument: FWF Austrian Science Fund

Role: Coordinator

Project volume: 280,000 EUR, Z_GIS share: 280,000 EUR

Contact person: Thomas Blaschke
Researchers involved: Lucian Dragut, Clemens Eisank

Project webpage