lakemorpho: Lake Morphometry Metrics

Lake morphometry metrics are used by limnologists to understand, among other things, the ecological processes in a lake. Traditionally, these metrics are calculated by hand, with planimeters, and increasingly with commercial GIS products. All of these methods work; however, they are either outdated, difficult to reproduce, or require expensive licenses to use. The 'lakemorpho' package provides the tools to calculate a typical suite of these metrics from an input elevation model and lake polygon. The metrics currently supported are: fetch, major axis, minor axis, major/minor axis ratio, maximum length, maximum width, mean width, maximum depth, mean depth, shoreline development, shoreline length, surface area, and volume.

Version: 1.2.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: methods, stats, grDevices, rgdal, raster, rgeos, sp, geosphere, cluster
Published: 2021-09-23
Author: Jeffrey W. Hollister ORCID iD [aut, cre], Jemma Stachelek ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: Jeffrey W. Hollister <hollister.jeff at>
License: CC0
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: lakemorpho citation info
Materials: README
In views: Hydrology
CRAN checks: lakemorpho results


Reference manual: lakemorpho.pdf


Package source: lakemorpho_1.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): lakemorpho_1.2.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): lakemorpho_1.2.0.tgz, r-oldrel: lakemorpho_1.2.0.tgz
Old sources: lakemorpho archive


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