Newsletter May 2011

Geomorphometry 2011 open for registrations


We are happy to inform you that the registration for the Geomorphometry 2011 have now open (see also the daily programme). Prospective authors are invited to submit poster presentations for this conference. The registration costs are:

  • $200.00 - Student Registration
  •  $375.00 - Non-Student Registration
  •  $300.00 - Student Registration w/ Workshop
  •  $475.00 - Non-Student Registration w/ Workshop

See the complete list of workshops. The deadline for early registration is 1st of July 2011. After you register for the conference and/or workshops, please sign-up for the workshops of interest (login to the geomorphometry.org, then go to the workshop of interest and select "sign-up"). A list of recommended accommodation is also available via the conference homepage.

We look forward to seeing you in Redlands!


New book on "Digital Terrain Analysis"


New book on Digital Terrain Analysis for soil and geology science by Igor Florinsky (Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia) has been recently published via Elsevier. It includes sections on historical perspectives of digital terrain analysis and an introduction to theoretical concepts, examples of using DEMs for soil predictive mapping, and in geology e.g. to represent tectonic structures lineaments and faults. Book can be ordered via Amazon or directly via Elsevier's website. A table of content is available via author's homepage


World as a potato?


After just two years in orbit, ESA's GOCE satellite has gathered enough data to map Earth's gravity with unrivaled precision. Scientists now have access to the most accurate model of the 'geoid' ever produced to further our understanding of how Earth works. With a bit of exaggeration, one would get an idea that our globe is a large potato. The map of gravity undulations can be downloaded from here. See also the complete video about the project.