Progressive Hypsometry and the glacial limitation of tropical mountain ranges

Progressive hypsometry (PH) involves the measurement of hypsometric maxima in nested catchments whose outlets span from the lowest to the highest elevations in a mountain range. It consists of three major components: (i) segmentation of the landscape into large catchments, (ii) calculation of hypsometry along flow paths, (iii) segmentation into nested subcatchments characterized by a shared modal elevation.

Progressive hypsometry

How it works

  • Method provides more details on the PH algorithm.
  • Execution describes how to implement PH analysis.
  • Code explains the Matlab scripts needed to run PH.

Use in practice

  • Application shows how PH is used to reveal the role of glacial erosion in limiting the heights of mountain ranges in the tropics. Published in Cunningham et al. (2019).
  • Study sites: description of regions of interest (ROIs) that are the focus of this study.
  • Data describes the SRTM digital elevation model data used in these analyses.
  • Analyses: all output from PH algorithm used by Cunningham et al. (2019).
  • Publications: lists of all published materials (peer-reviewed papers, conference abstracts, and archived repositories) related to the study of glacial erosion in tropical mountains.