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Elevation Models for Geoscience

Product Code: SP345
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by C Fleming, S H Marsh and J R A Giles
Publication Date: 13 January 2011
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Elevation data are a critical element in most geoscience applications. From geological mapping to modelling Earth systems and processes geologists need to understand the shape of the Earth’s surface. Vast amounts of digital elevation data exist, from large-scale global to smaller scale regional datasets, and many datasets have been merged to improve scale and accuracy. For each application, decisions are made on which elevation data to use driven by cost, resolution and accuracy. This publication shows the current status of available digital elevation data and illustrates the key applications. The types of data assessed include: ASTER stereo satellite imagery, Shuttle Radar Topographic Mapping data, airborne laser and radar such as NEXTMap, and Multibeam Bathymetry. Applications covered include: glacial deposits, landslides, coastal erosion and other geological hazards. Technical issues discussed include: accuracy analysis, derived product creation, software comparisons and copyright considerations. This volume is a comprehensive look at elevation models for geoscience.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-313-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-313-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.7 kg


FLEMING, C., MARSH, S. H. & GILES, J. R. A. Introducing elevation models for geoscience.

CRIPPEN, R. E. Global topographical exploration and analysis with the SRTM and ASTER elevation models

NIGHTINGALE, M. R. A. &MORGAN, G. L. K. Refinement of ASTER digital elevation models using SRTM data for an environmental study in China

CZIFERSZKY, A., FLEMING, A. H. & FOX, A. An assessment of ASTER elevation data over glaciated terrain on Pourquois Pas Island, Antarctic Peninsula

DANNEELS, G., HAVENITH, H. B., CACERES, F., OUTAL, S. & PIRARD, E. Filtering of ASTER digital elevation models using mathematical morphology

HALL, M. & TRAGHEIM, D. G. The accuracy of ASTER digital elevation models: a comparison with NEXTMap Britain

HALL, M., COOPER, A. H., FORD, J., PRICE, S. & BURKE, H. The use of NEXTMap Britain for geological surveying in the Vale of York

RUTTER, H. K., NEWSHAM, R., MORRIS, D. G. & MCKENZIE, A. A. Selecting the appropriate digital terrain model: an example from a hazard mapping exercise

MCKENZIE, A. A., RUTTER, H. K. & HULBERT, A. G. The use of elevation models to predict areas at risk of groundwater flooding

TAPPIN, D. R. Digital elevation models in the marine domain: investigating the offshore tsunami hazard from submarine landslides
GIGLIERANO, J. D. LiDAR basics for natural resource mapping applications

HOBBS, P. R. N., GIBSON, A., JONES, L., PENNINGTON, C., JENKINS, G., PEARSON, S. &FREEBOROUGH, K. Monitoring coastal change using terrestrial LiDAR

SMITH, M. J. Digital elevation models for research: UK datasets, copyright and derived products

GILES, J. R. A., MARSH, S. H. & NAPIER, B. Dataset acquisition to support geoscience



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