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Assessing regional geodiversity : the Iberian Peninsula

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Burgos, Espagne
Dip. di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italie
Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), Burgos, Espagne
MAGRI, O.
Dip. di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italie
Geography Division, Mediterranean Inst., Univ., Msida, Malte
MEZA, P.
Dip. di Scienze della Terra, Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italie


Description :
The AA. quantify and compare geodiversity in several geodynamic zones of the Iberian Peninsula. They have developed a geographic information system (GIS) procedure to carry out a regional terrain classification based on geodiversity factors. A classification process helped to produce a morphometric map (10 classes), a morphoclimatic map (5 classes) and a geological map (15 classes). These 3 maps were combined using an overlay operation (union) to obtain the final terrain classification (419 classes), which was then applied to calculate diversity landscape indices. These indices were calculated for the whole landscape of the main Iberian geological regions, thus revealing a close relationship between some index values and the geological and geomorphological characteristics.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2009, vol. 34, n°. 10, p. 1433-1445, nombre de pages : 13, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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