Hydrospatial Analysis R Package

An R-package for spatial and temporal analysis of floodplain inundation characteristics and application of habitat suitability criteria. It takes as input raster data of depth and velocity (e.g., from 2D hydrodynamic modeling) at known flows and a corresponding daily flow time series. Daily rasters of estimated depth and velocity are generated from inputs using spatially resolved piece-wise linear interpolation. Hydrospatial analysis functions calculate a range of physical metrics using the raster time series. Habitat suitability criteria applied to the computed physical metrics estimate spatially resolved daily cell suitability, allowing for computation of daily weighted usable area. Statistical and graphical summary of these metrics in space and time.

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Type of Data: 
GIS imagery/raster
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Delta Science & Management
Watershed Science & Management
Location Information
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Data Availability
Please Cite This Dataset as: 

Whipple, A. 2019. hydrospatial: Spatiotemporal Characterization of Floodplain Inundation and Habitat. R package version https://github.com/sfei/hydrospatial

Terms of Use: 

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Associated Staff: 
Alison Whipple