Table of Contents

Front Matter; Digital Terrain Analysis in a GIS Environment. Concepts and Development; From Mathematical Morphology to Morphological Terrain Features; Optimisation of Interpolation Parameters Using Cross-validation; Scale-Dependent Effect of Input Data Design on DEM Accuracy; SRTM as a Possible Source of Elevation Information for Soil-landscape Modelling; Development of a pan-European River and Catchment Database; Decision Supporting Hydrological Model for River Basin Flood Control; Potential Flood Hazard and Risk Mapping at Pan-European Scale. Looks at the development and application of digital terrain modelling for regional planning and policy support. This book is a compilation of research results by international research groups at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre providing scientific support to the development and implementation of EU environmental policy.