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.
How it works
Method provides more details on the PH algorithm.
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.