[GRASS-user] Profile and tangential curvatures in r.slope.aspect

Brad Douglas rez at touchofmadness.com
Tue Oct 10 16:52:09 EDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 16:29 +0200, Aldo Clerici wrote:
> Dear GRASSusers.
> Is there a paper (or manual, or tutorial) explaining how profile and
> tangential curvatures (pcurv and tcurv)are computed in r.slope.aspect?
> Many thanks in advance

You may refer to Helena, et. al, papers titled, "Interpolation by
Regularized Spline with Tension".  They can be found on Helena's page
(under publications):

IIRC, it uses 3rd order finite difference weighted by reciprocal of
squared distance implemented in a 3x3 moving window.

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