Accession Number : AD0286637

Title :   CLASSIFICATION OF LANDSCAPE GEOMETRY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : KOLB,CHARLES R.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A ethod of classifying landscape ba ed on relief, slope, slope occurrence, and plan-profile is presented. The interrelation of these parameters in landscape definition, modification in definition due to scale difference, and synthesis of these parameters in a single semiquantitative landscape symbolization are discussed. Landscape geometry classification is limited to terrain exhibiting more than 10 ft of relief. Terrain feat res ex ibiting less than 10 ft of relief are classified as surface roughness or microrelief. T E GOAL HAS BEEN TO DEVELOP AS COMPLETE A LANDSCAPE GEOMETRY DEFINITION AS POSSIBLE WITHIN AS SIMPLE A FRAMEWORK AS POSSIBLE. (Author

Descriptors :   *TERRAIN, CLASSIFICATION, DESERTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE