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Simulating Landscape Evolution on a Portion of the Virginia Coastal Plain

Lloyd, Heather Elizabeth
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Lloyd, Heather Elizabeth
Advisor
Wiberg, Patricia
Abstract
The objective of this study is to apply the landscape evolution model developed by Howard [1994, 1997] to simulate the evolution of a portion of the Virginia coastal plain. Projects such as these are important as we modify our landscape for domestic and industrial purposes. An understanding of the landscape’s response is essential for effective protection of environmental health. We attempt to identify the local and regional conditions that have most strongly influenced landscape development in the Colonial Beach South Quadrangle. These conditions were parameterized and integrated into the drainage basin model. Landscapes produced by model simulations are compared to a digital representation of the natural landscape.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, MA (Master of Arts), 2007
Published Date
2007-01-01
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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