lakemorpho: Lake Morphometry Metrics

Lake morphometry metrics are used by limnologists to understand, among other things, the ecological processes in a lake. Traditionally, these metrics are calculated by hand, with planimeters, and increasingly with commercial GIS products. All of these methods work; however, they are either outdated, difficult to reproduce, or require expensive licenses to use. The 'lakemorpho' package provides the tools to calculate a typical suite of these metrics from an input elevation model and lake polygon. The metrics currently supported are: fetch, major axis, minor axis, major/minor axis ratio, maximum length, maximum width, mean width, maximum depth, mean depth, shoreline development, shoreline length, surface area, and volume.

Version: 1.1.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0)
Imports: methods, stats, grDevices, rgdal, raster, rgeos, sp, geosphere, cluster
Published: 2018-02-11
Author: Jeffrey W. Hollister [aut, cre], Joseph Stachelek [ctb]
Maintainer: Jeffrey W. Hollister <hollister.jeff at>
License: CC0
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README
CRAN checks: lakemorpho results


Reference manual: lakemorpho.pdf
Package source: lakemorpho_1.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: lakemorpho_1.1.1.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: not available
Old sources: lakemorpho archive


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