Analysis of Spatial Variability of Local Slope by Means of Geographic Information System

지리정보체계를 이용한 국부경사의 공간적 변동성 해석

  • Kim, Joo-Cheol (Korea Institute of Water and Environment, Korea Water Resources Corporation) ;
  • Choi, Yong-Joon (Korea Institute of Water and Environment, Korea Water Resources Corporation) ;
  • Yoon, Yeo-Jin (Department of Civil & Environment Engineering, Konyang University)
  • 김주철 (한국수자원공사 K-water연구원) ;
  • 최용준 (한국수자원공사 K-water연구원) ;
  • 윤여진 (건양대학교 건설환경공학과)
  • Received : 2011.10.31
  • Accepted : 2012.02.17
  • Published : 2012.03.31


Slope is the geographic factor reflecting the 3-dimensional features of basin and it can be considered as the important geomorphological factor which governs the morphology of basin and the dynamics of water movement. In this study the approach to the 3-dimensional structures of basin is attempted with statistical analysis of local slope which can be defined and measured in easy and objective manner by means of DEM. As a result local slope is confirmed to be a highly variable spatial factor in basin. And distribution map of local slope based on spatial autocorrelation length in this study would be a useful tool in the further research of hydrology and geomorphology.


DEM;Local slope;Spatial variability;Distribution map


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