Hydrobiologia

, Volume 103, Issue 1, pp 71–74

An automated technique for the accurate positioning of sediment core sites and the bathymetric mapping of lake basins

  • Richard W. Battarbee
  • Colin Titcombe
  • Karl Donnelly
  • John Anderson
Part One: Method and Their Application

DOI: 10.1007/BF00028430

Cite this article as:
Battarbee, R.W., Titcombe, C., Donnelly, K. et al. Hydrobiologia (1983) 103: 71. doi:10.1007/BF00028430

Abstract

Automated techniques for sediment core site positioning, hydrographic survey, and contour mapping are described. The computer contouring system can be extended to calculate values for morphometric variables such as maximum length (1max), maximum width (wmax), lake perimeter (10), lake area (A) and lake volume (V). The techniques are exemplified using results from Augher Lough, Northern Ireland.

Keywords

paleolimnologysediment core positioninghydrographic surveycomputer contouringmorphometric calculation

Copyright information

© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Battarbee
    • 1
  • Colin Titcombe
    • 1
  • Karl Donnelly
    • 2
  • John Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.Donnelly, Connolly & PootsEngineers and Surveyors, Iveagh CourtDublin 2Ireland