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NAME

r.topidx - Creates a topographic index (wetness index) raster map from an elevation raster map.

KEYWORDS

raster, hydrology, wetness, topographic index

SYNOPSIS

r.topidx
r.topidx --help
r.topidx input=name output=name [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]

Flags:

--overwrite
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
--help
Print usage summary
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output
--ui
Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters:

input=name [required]
Name of input elevation raster map
output=name [required]
Name for output topographic index raster map

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DESCRIPTION

r.topidx creates topographic index (wetness index), ln(a/tan(beta)), map from elevation map

where

a: the area of the hillslope per unit contour length that drains through any point,

tan(beta): the local surface topographic slope (delta vertical) / (delta horizontal).

Input maps may have NULL values. For example, if you have a MASK for a watershed (basin map from r.water.outlet), the following command will create a masked elevation map (belev):

r.mapcalc "belev = if(isnull(basin), basin, elev)"

r.stats -Anc prints out averaged statistics for topographic index.

SEE ALSO

r.topmodel, r.water.outlet, r.mapcalc
Known issues

REFERENCES

Cho, H., 2000. GIS Hydrological Modeling System by Using Programming Interface of GRASS. Master's Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Korea.

Moore, I.D., R.B. Grayson, and A.R. Ladson, 1991. Digital Terrain Modeling: A Review of Hydrological, Geomorphological, and Biological Applications. Hydrological Processes 5:3-30.

AUTHORS

Huidae Cho
Hydro Laboratory, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Based on GRIDATB.FOR by Keith Beven.

Last changed: $Date: 2017-03-01 03:45:44 -0800 (Wed, 01 Mar 2017) $

SOURCE CODE

Available at: r.topidx source code (history)


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