Modelling to support resilient integrated catchment management

Peter Metcalfe, a PhD student at Lancaster Environment Centre, is investigating intermediate complexity modelling approaches for catchment management.

Initial outputs include the development of modelling code in ‘R’ – a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

CODE: The ‘dynatopmodel‘ package is now published on CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network). It includes digital terrain analysis for discretisation of catchments by topographic indexes and other geo-referenced landscape layers.

REPORT: The dynatopmodel package manual is also available to download here.

POSTER: A poster summarising Peter’s research is available here.