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  • Effects of terrain smoothing on topographic shielding correction factors for cosmogenic nuclide-derived estimates of basin-averaged denudation rates
  • Andes ; Appalachian Mountains ; Arizona ; Belgium ; Correction factor ; Digital elevation model ; Ecuador ; Erosion ; Erosion rate ; Error ; Flanders ; Isotope analysis ; Methodology ; Model ; Soil properties ; Topography ; United States of America
  • One important issue that has yet to be addressed is the effect of the accuracy and resolution of terrain representation by a digital elevation model (DEM) on topographic shielding correction factors. Topographic metrics scale with the resolution
  • errors, and should be taken into account. Here the AA. demonstrate the effect of terrain smoothing on topographic shielding correction factors for various topographic settings, and introduce an empirical model for the estimation of topographic shielding
  • factors based on landscape metrics.
  • 2009
  • Matrix analysis ; Network ; Regression analysis ; Simulation ; Social network ; Spatial analysis ; Test ; Topology
  • , are controlled. Drawing a large data set of controlled social networks, the impact of network topology on dependency tests is investigated under a hierarchy of factors.
  • 2009
  • Knowledge spillovers and total factor productivity : evidence using a spatial panel data model
  • Economic impact ; Europe ; Factor of production ; Knowledge ; Model ; Productivity ; Region ; Spatial analysis
  • 2009
  • . The final part of the contribution summarizes and evaluate the main factors influencing the current and future state of geography education with SWOT analysis. - (EN)
  • 2009
  • change in a period of forty-seven years. It is focused to investigate the reasons for the changes of mean sea level and its influencing factors in north Adriatic Sea. Results on the analysis of time series of mean sea level and factors are illustrated
  • 2009
  • The A. examines factors involved in the relocation of the capital to enhance understanding about contemporary Burma in various aspects. This pioneering work argues that moving the capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw is a profound and multi-faceted
  • and contributes to creating an academic knowledge about geopolitical transformations in Southeast Asian urban networks in the twenty-first century. The book consists of seven chapters : 1- Conceptual framework, 2- The main factors in the relocation of capitals
  • , evolution and urban characteristics of the new capital, 7- Additional analysis concludes that while Naypyidaw is recognized as the seat of governmental power, Yangon still remains the power base of civil society and the spiritual centre for democratic
  • 2009
  • For a long time the major public road investments avoided Eastern Hungary. As for Heves, in establishing territorial development, the authors’ analysis pointed out that the role of accessibility is not the most important among the analysed factors
  • 2009
  • Electoral behaviour ; Poland ; Policy ; Spatial analysis ; Spatial differentiation
  • discusses spatial differences to electoral behavior across Poland, on the basis of results for the parliamentary elections of 2005 and 2007, and the presidential election of 2005. The available data provided for a statistical analysis of results
  • , and then for attempts to account for spatial distributions noted. Considerations centring around socio-economic conditions were augmented by cultural and historical factors, these continuing to be very important in the shaping of Poland’s political space. - (BJ)
  • 2009
  • Decadal-scale analysis of ground movements in old landslides in western Belgium
  • their spatial and temporal distribution as well as the magnitude of the vertical and horizontal ground displacements. After field validation of the detected movements, they finally discuss their controlling factors. While most movements were triggered by intense
  • 2009
  • Creating land use scenarios for city greenbelts using a spatial multi-criteria analysis shell : two case studies
  • Canada ; Conceptual model ; Decision making process ; Ecosystem ; Geographical information system ; Green belt ; Land use ; Multi-criteria analysis ; Ontario ; Scenario ; Texas ; Toronto ; United States of America ; Urban area
  • In this paper, the AA. use a spatial multi-criteria analysis shell (MCAS-S) to explore 2 case studies : 1) a 1250 ha subset of the Toronto Greenbelt in the Durham region of Ontario (Canada); and 2) the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan area
  • for endangered species protection on the western side of Austin, Texas (USA). In both cases, urbanization and encroachment are major pressures. The study areas were described by GIS data layers grouped into themes that capture major competing factors
  • 2009
  • China ; Eastern China ; Ecogeography ; Ecosystem ; Indicator ; Principal components analysis ; Soil ; Soil properties ; Spatial distribution ; Temperate zone
  • Eco-geographic regional system is formed by division or combination of natural features based on geographic relativity and comparison of major ecosystem factors (including biological and non-biological) and geographic zonality. In previous studies
  • , soil types were often taken as a basis for soil regionalization. Based on the second China's national soil survey data and the provincial soil resource information, by principal analysis and discriminant analysis, this paper dicusses the appropriate
  • zone of eastern China which are organic matter content, cation exchange capacity, pH, clay content and bulk density in topsoils. By cluster analysis it is proved that these soil indicators are better than the soil types and soil regionalization
  • 2009
  • Pautas y factores concomitantes en la formación y la disolución de la pareja en España: análisis longitudinal y patrones territoriales
  • Couple ; Divorce ; Longitudinal analysis ; Marriage ; Regional disparities ; Regional model ; Social geography ; Spain
  • 2009
  • Asia ; Atmospheric circulation ; Climatic data ; Correlation ; Eastern Asia ; Interannual variability ; Monsoon ; Ocean atmosphere interaction ; Precipitation ; Statistical analysis ; Summer
  • Over the East Asia-West Pacific region, some meteorological factors are studied by using statistical diagnostic methods such as empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis, composite analysis and other statistical diagnosis. The results show
  • 2009
  • Spatial prediction of soil classes using digital terrain analysis and multinomial logistic regression modeling integrated in GIS : examples from Vestfold County, Norway
  • Digital elevation model ; Geographical information system ; Ground survey ; Norway ; Regression analysis ; Soil ; Soil classification ; Soil properties ; Spatial distribution
  • were found to be the most significant terrain attributes correlating with the spatial distribution of the soil groups. The prediction performed poorly for soil groups that are not greatly influenced by topography but by other factors such as human
  • 2009
  • Forest soil ; Inventory ; Soil ; Soil properties ; Spatial analysis ; Sweden
  • Stone and boulder content has a strong influence on many soil processes and is a crucial factor to take into account when estimating element pools. In this paper, the AA. present the results of a large scale inventory of the stone and boulder
  • 2009
  • The Kasbahs of Chellah and Oudayas are the most important archaeological Roman and Islamic sites of the imperial city Rabat. An interdisciplinary analysis involving different geological disciplines and environmental factors was performed
  • 2009
  • . This article defines the most suitable uninhabited areas for potential settlement in the Kočevje municipality with respect to natural and social factors. Geographical information systems were used for the analysis. - (L'A.).
  • 2009
  • Cartography ; Cryoturbation ; Finland ; Methodology ; Model ; Periglacial features ; Permafrost ; Solifluction ; Spatial distribution ; Statistical analysis ; Subarctic zone
  • the robustness of the boosting method in predicting the distribution of periglacial phenomena in the sub-Arctic landscape. Furthermore, the environmental factors selected by the boosting method coincided well with the expected controls of the phenomena
  • 2009
  • Classification ; Digital elevation model ; Europe ; Geodiversity ; Geographical information system ; Geomorphology ; Iberian Peninsula ; Index ; Landscape ; Landscape analysis ; Portugal ; Regional geology ; Spain ; Spatial analysis ; Tectonics
  • 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
  • 2009
  • Dendroecological analysis of spruce budworm outbreaks and their relation to climate near the prairie-forest border in northwestern Minnesota
  • . The results show that outbreaks are related to climatic conditions, but they also depend on other factors such as the availability of sufficient food for the spruce budworm.
  • 2009