The purpose of
lakemorpho is to provide a suite of tools that can be used to calculate basic lake morphometry metrics from an input SpatialPolygonsDataframe of a lake and a digital elevation model, as a RasterLayer, for the terrain surrounding that lake. These tools are being used to calculate lake morphometry metrics for all "lakepond" waterbodies in the NHDPlus V2.
For a detailed description of the package and its use, see:
Hollister J and Stachelek J. lakemorpho: Calculating lake morphometry metrics in R [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research 2017, 6:1718 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.12512.1)
lakemorpho calculates the following metrics
- Surface Area
- Shoreline Length
- Shoreline Development
- Maximum Depth
- Mean Depth
- Lake Volume
- Maximum Lake Length
- Mean Lake Width
- Maximum Lake Width
- Major and Minor Axis
- Fetch from a specified bearing
Install version 1.1.0 of
lakemorpho from CRAN:
Install development version of
lakemorpho from GitHub:
install.packages("devtools") require(devtools) install_github("USEPA/lakemorpho") require(lakemorpho)
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