Geomorpho90m - Global High-Resolution Geomorphometry Layers

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Topographical relief is composed of the vertical and horizontal variations of the Earth's terrain and drives processes in geography, climatology, hydrology, and ecology. Its assessment and characterisation is fundamental for various types of modelling and simulation analyses. In this regard, the Multi-Error-Removed Improved Terrain (MERIT) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is the best global, high-resolution DEM currently available at a 3 arc-seconds (90 m) resolution. This is an improved product as multiple error components have been corrected from the underlying Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM3) and ALOS World 3D - 30 m (AW3D30) DEMs. To depict topographical variations worldwide, we developed the Geomorpho90m dataset comprising of different geomorphometry features derived from the MERIT-DEM. The fully standardised geomorphometry variables consist of layers that describe (i) the rate of change using the first and second order derivatives, (ii) the ruggedness, and (iii) the geomorphology landform.

opentopoID: OTDS.012020.4326.1
Platform: Satellite Data

Data Format: Raster

Dataset Acknowledgement: For more details see the publication: Amatulli G, McInerney D, Sethi T, Strobl P, Domisch S. 2019. Geomorpho90m - Global high-resolution geomorphometry layers: empirical evaluation and accuracy assessment. PeerJ Preprints 7:e27595v1

Dataset Citation: Amatulli, G., McInerney, D., Sethi, T., Strobl, P., Domisch, S. (2020). Geomorpho90m - Global High-Resolution Geomorphometry Layers. Distributed by OpenTopography. Accessed: 2020-02-20

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Dataset keywords: global, topography, MERIT, SRTM, ALOS, DEM, terrain, shuttle, radar
Survey Date: 02/11/2000 - 04/01/2011
Publication Date: 01/14/2020

Raster resolution: 90
Survey Report: OT_CDS_metadata_geomorpho90m.pdf
Coordinates System:
            Horizontal: WGS 84 [EPSG: 4326]
Data Provider and Roles:
Principal Investigators:Contributors:Contributors:
  • Sami Domisch
    Organization: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
  • Peter Strobl
    Organization: European Commission - Joint Research Centre
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