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Calculate DEM Surface Area

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Calculate DEM Surface Area



12 Jun 2013 (Updated )

Calculate the corrected surface area of a digital elevation model.

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The true surface area of a landscape is greater than its projected (i.e. "flat") surface area. This submission estimates the true surface area of a digital elevation model by calculating the surface area of the eight three-dimensional triangles formed by each cell centre and its eight neighbouring cell centres.

The approach is based on Jenness, Jeff S. 2004. “Calculating Landscape Surface Area from Digital Elevation Models.” Wildlife Society Bulletin 32 (3): 829–839.

MATLAB release MATLAB 8.1 (R2013a)
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29 May 2016 syed fazil

13 Jun 2013 1.1

Changed function name to reflect file name, added image illustrating the approach

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