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Stream Channel and Floodplain Metric Toolbox

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2018

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Hopkins, K.G., Lamont, S., Claggett, P.R., Noe, G.B., Gellis, A.C., Lawrence, C.B., Metes, M.J., Strager, M.P., and Strager, J.M., 2018, Stream Channel and Floodplain Metric Toolbox: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7X34WF4.

Summary

The Stream Channel and Floodplain Metric Toolbox was developed to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping fluvial geomorphic features from high-resolution bare-earth elevation data. A Python toolbox for ArcGIS was built to calculate key metrics describing channel and floodplain geometry. Channel and Floodplain Metric Toolbox provides this ability in an automated fashion, allowing for regional analyses based solely on digital elevation models (DEMs). This manual describes the general operation of the toolbox and technical details describing the specific algorithms. The toolbox works best in a watershed no larger than HUC 10 (< 1,000 sq. km).

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USGS_StreamChannelToolbox_04.2018.zip
“Stream Channel and Floodplain Metric Toolbox, version 1”
30.37 MB
Toolbox_UserGuide_FINAL_04.25.2018.pdf
“Instructional Guide”
662.87 KB
Toolbox_Metadata.xml
“Metadata”
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Purpose

The Stream Channel and Floodplain Metric Toolbox was developed to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping fluvial geomorphic features from high-resolution bare-earth elevation data.

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This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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  • Chesapeake and Delaware Floodplain Network
  • Sustaining Environmental Capital Initiative
  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7X34WF4

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