I have uploaded an unpublished essay entitled Prominence and Orometrics
that I wrote in 2003. This should serve as an introduction to the
concepts and usefulness of important concepts such as prominence, key
saddles, divide trees, mountain lineage and parents, and domains.
Please send feedback to the author.
Here to Begin: Prominence and Orometrics
Table of Contents:
An Introduction to Prominence
Every Summit has a Saddle
is Relative Elevation
Prominence as a Qualifying Rule
1.5 Reordering of Mountains
Based on Prominence
The Theory of Surface Networks
An Exploration of the Divide Tree
3.2 The Surface Network
3.3 Maxwell's Hills and Dales
3.4 Ridge and Channel Networks
3.5 Key Saddles and Basin Saddles
Does the Divide Tree have a Root?
Distribution and Probability of Prominence
4.2 Automatic Extraction of
4.3 Highly Connected Peaks
Persistence of Prominence in the United States
5.2 Prominence Density
5.3 Distribution of datasets
5.4 Prominence and Elevation
Meet the Parents
Do Mountains Have a Natural Domain?
Line Parents (NHN)
6.2 The Lineage
6.3 The Lineage Key
6.4 Notes on the San Francisco
Prominence Parents (PP)
Island Parents (IP)
Lineage Cells -- a non-hierarchical vision of hills
Lineage Groups and Mountain Hierarchies
7.2 Lineage Area -- the superset
7.3 PALA -- the natural Domain of
7.4 Lineage Groups
Three types of parent and three types of Set Theory.
8.2 The Group Mentality
8.3 First Order Groupings -
disecting the continent
8.4 Second Order Groupings -
approximating the Ultras
8.5 Third Order Groupings - The
P2000 lineage cells
and Orometrics: A Study of the Measurement of Mountains.
Aaron Maizlish ©2003.
|Coming Soon to the Theory Page?
• A Quick
Overview of Mountain Prominence, Surface Elements, Lineage and
Domains (summary of above article)
• Analysis of the Distribution of Mountains Worldwide.
• Article on some likely unclimbed Ultra-Prominences
• Glossary of Terms
• Introduction to Winprom - automated extraction of
prominence and divide trees
Read all about prominence here on the COHP.org website.
If you read German, also check out Eberhard
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dedicated to prominence.
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