Originally published in 1972. This book covers from ‘linear’ statistical methods, regression and variance analysis to multivariate methods to wider spatial analytic techniques, in which a clear association is maintained between quantitative data and the spatial coordinates which locate them. The purpose of this volume is to highlight this coherent area of scholarship under the general headings of spatial point systems, networks, continuous distributions, partitioning and simulation. Seventeen authors from Britain and the United States have been brought together to produce a book whose attention is on the body of spatial techniques necessary to enable the building of dynamic spatial models of landforms which formed the keystone of much geomorphic work in future years.
Preface Part 1: General 1. Spatial Analysis in Geomorphology Richard J. Chorley 2. General Geomorphometry, Derivations of Altitude and Descriptive Statistics Ian S. Evans 3. Geomorphology and Information Theory Daniel S. Connelly Part 2: Point Systems 4. Probabilities of Surface Karst H. McConnell and J. M. Horn 5. The Analysis of Spatial Characteristics or Karst Terrains Paul W. Williams Part 3: Networks 6. The Topology of Stream Networks A. Werritty 7. Modelling Hillslope and Channel Flows Ann Calver, M. J. Kirkby and D. R. Weyman Part 4: Continuous Distributions 8. Surface Roughness in Topography: A Quantitative Approach R. D. Hobson 9. Trend-surface Analysis of Planation Surfaces, with an East African Case Study J. C. Doornkamp 10. The Application of Harmonic and Spectral Analysis to the Study of Terrain John N. Rayner Part 5: Space Partitioning 11. Areal Classification in Geomorphology Paul M. Mather 12. The Average Hexagon in Spatial Hierarchies Michael J. Woldenberg Part 6: Simulation 13. Some Spatial Aspects of the Analysis of Coastal Spits C. A. M. King 14. Digital Simulation of Drainage Basin Development B. Sprunt
Richard J. Chorley was known as a leading figure in quantitative geography in the late 20th Century and played an instrumental role in bringing the use of systems theory to geography. This set of 7 reissued works either edited by or written by Chorley offers a great wealth of scholarship on geography and geomorphology.