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Publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016


Carlos Henrique Grohmann;
Open Access
Published: 03 Jun 2016 Journal: ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (issn: 2194-9042, eissn: 2194-9050, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Copernicus Publications

Abstract. Global Digital Elevation Models (GDEMs) are datasets of vital importance for regional-scale analysis in areas such as geomorphology, [paleo]climatology, oceanography and biodiversity. In this work I present a comparative assessment of the datasets ETOPO1 (1’ resolution), GTOPO30, GLOBE, SRTM30 PLUS, GMTED2010 and ACE2 (30”) against the altitude of the world’s ultra prominent peaks. GDEMs’ elevations show an expected tendency of underestimating the peak’s altitude, but differences reach 3,500 m. None of the GDEMs captures the full range of elevation on Earth and they do not represent well the altitude of the most prominent peaks. Some of these problems could be addressed with the release of NASADEM, but the smoothing effect caused by moving-window resampling can only be tackled by using new techniques, such as scale-adaptative kernels and curvature-based terrain generalisation.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Technology lcsh:T lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) lcsh:TA1-2040 lcsh:Applied optics. Photonics lcsh:TA1501-1820

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Geology Elevation Terrain Altitude GTOPO30 Smoothing Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Topographic prominence Climatology Meteorology Digital elevation model

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