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  • Deriving drainage networks and catchment boundaries at the European scale. -A new approach combining digital elevation data and environmental characteristics

Abstract

In the frame of the EURO-LANDSCAPE project, the Space Applications Institute (SAI) of the European Commission Joint Research Centre is investigating methodologies for a European-wide mapping and characterization of river basins and catchments according to surface characteristics, land cover dynamics and run-off conditions. In close contact with DG Environment, the EEA, Eurostat GISCO and the Member States, the catchment characterization and modelling (CCM) activity of EURO-LANDSCAPE is aiming to develop a prototype of the required GIS. This report presents the work performed and the results obtained for the set-up of such a system for the territory of Italy, which has been studied as a pilot case in order to test the feasibility of and the various possibilities for the implementation of a European-wide system.

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Additional information

Authors: COLOMBO R, JRC, SAI, Environment and Geo-Information Unit, Ispra (IT);VOGT J, JRC, SAI, Environment and Geo-Information Unit, Ispra (IT);BERTOLO F, JRC, SAI, Environment and Geo-Information Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19805 EN (2001), pp. 58. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from JRC Information & Public Relations Unit, European Commission. Fax: +32-2-2996322 Also available from JRC Information & Public Relations Unit, Ispra (IT) Fax: +39-0332-785409
Record Number: 200113980 / Last updated on: 2001-11-14
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en