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Record number 498652
Title Use of legacy data in geomorphological research
Author(s) Smith, M.J.; Keesstra, S.D.; Rose, J.
Source GeoResJ 6 (2015). - ISSN 2214-2428 - p. 74 - 80.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.grj.2015.02.008
Department(s) Soil Physics and Land Management
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract This paper considers legacy data and data rescue within the context of geomorphology. Data rescue may be necessary dependent upon the storage medium (is it physically accessible) and the data format (e.g. digital file type); where either of these is not functional, intervention will be required in order to retrieve the stored data. Within geomorphological research, there are three scenarios that may utilize legacy data: to reinvestigate phenomena, to access information about a landform/process that no longer exists, and to investigate temporal change. Here, we present three case studies with discussion that illustrate these scenarios: striae records of Ireland were used to produce a palaeoglacial reconstruction, geomorphological mapping was used to compile a map of glacial landforms, and aerial photographs were used to analyze temporal change in river channel form and catchment land cover.
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