Slope Complexity

This layer represents slope complexity which is derived from a Slope layer calculated from elevation data obtained from the PRISM climate group, distributed by Climate Source. From personal communication with Wayne Gibson, it was "based off of GTOPO30 data, and then Barnes filtered to the desired resolution"

Wayne Gibson PRISM Group Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (NACSE) 2000 Kelley Engineering Center Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-5501 Oregon State University Voice: (541) 737-2531

http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu/ http://www.climatesource.com/

SNAP resampled the 2km elevation product to the 1km model resolution by bilinear interpolation, calculated slope, and derived a boolean (0,1) raster where a value of 1 represents a complex slope and a value of 0 represents a less complex slope. This metric is indicative of the amount topographic relief in a given pixel. The criteria used in reclassification of the slope data are as follows: 1. more complex slope (value=1) = slope >= 1.5 degrees 2. less complex slope (value=0) = slope < 1.5 degrees * this metric was derived from: Duffy, P.A., Epting, J., Graham, J.M., Rupp, T.S., McGuire, A.D., 2007. Analysis of Alaskan Burn Severity Patterns Using Remotely Sensed Data. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 16(3), p.277-284.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Spatial resolution

1000 meters

Credits

The following people worked on producing this data set:

  • Michael Lindgren
  • Tom Kurkowski
  • This research is funded by the Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs) and the Alaska Climate Science Center.
Field Value
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