Geomorpho90m - Global High-Resolution Geomorphometric Layers

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Topographical relief comprises the vertical and horizontal variations of the Earth’s terrain and drives processes in geomorphology, biogeography, climatology, hydrology and ecology. Its characterisation and assessment, through geomorphometry and feature extraction, is fundamental to numerous environmental modelling and simulation analyses. We, therefore, developed the Geomorpho90m global dataset comprising of different geomorphometric features derived from the MERIT-Digital Elevation Model (DEM) - the best global, high-resolution DEM available. The fully-standardised 26 geomorphometric variables consist of layers that describe the (i) rate of change across the elevation gradient, using first and second derivatives, (ii) ruggedness, and (iii) geomorphological forms. The Geomorpho90m variables are available at 3 (~90 m) and 7.5 arc-second (~250 m) resolutions under the WGS84 geodetic datum, and 100 m spatial resolution under the Equi7 projection. They are useful for modelling applications in fields such as geomorphology, geology, hydrology, ecology and biogeography.

opentopoID: OTDS.012020.4326.1
Platform: Satellite Data
Data Format: Raster
Dataset Acknowledgement: For more details see the publication: Amatulli G., McInerney D., Sethi T., Strobl P., Domisch S. 2020. Geomorpho90m, empirical evaluation and accuracy assessment of global high-resolution geomorphometric layers.
Dataset Citation: Amatulli, G., McInerney, D., Sethi, T., Strobl, P., Domisch, S. (2020). Geomorpho90m - Global High-Resolution Geomorphometry Layers. Distributed by OpenTopography. Accessed: 2020-09-28
Additional Information: Additional download repositories
  • 100 m resolution, under Equi7, available to download at Spatial-Ecology: ,
  • 3 arc-seconds (~90 m) resolution, under WGS84, available to download at OpenTopography:
  • 7.5 arc-seconds (~250 m) resolution, under WGS84, available to download at PANGAEA:
    User Contact Information:
    Use License: Not Provided
    Dataset keywords: global, topography, MERIT, SRTM, ALOS, DEM, terrain, shuttle, radar
    Survey Date: 02/11/2000 - 04/01/2011
    Publication Date: 01/14/2020

Raster resolution: 90
Survey Report: OT_CDS_metadata_geomorpho90m.pdf
Coordinates System:
            Horizontal: WGS 84 [EPSG: 4326]
Data Provider and Roles:
Principal Investigators:Contributors:Contributors:
  • Sami Domisch
    Organization: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
  • Peter Strobl
    Organization: European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Spatial Extent

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