Planform Curvature values most too uniform

Discussion created by embarcadero2 on Sep 19, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 20, 2016 by curtvprice
Planform curvatures of forest harvest areas are said to partially predict debris slide hazards in forest soils. See attached.

Figures from use of the ESRI toolbox curvature feature show almost the entire forest to have convex planform curves. This does not seem credible to me given the contours, elevations and rugged mountainous areas in the state forest. See attached.

Does anyone know enough about planform curvatures to "validate" my results? Where is a decent explanation and diagrams on the subject?


Stan Hopkins