Morphometric parameter extraction and analysis for watershed periodization over the Naka Roud Catchment

Document Type : Research Article


1 Physical gegrapgy

2 faculty member of Geomorpholoyg dept.

3 Department of physical Geography / Tarbiat modares Univ.


The aim of this research is watershed prioritization using morphometric parameters and Multiple Criteria- Decision- Making (MCDM) by Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) techniques. For this purpose, First digital elevation model (DEM) was developed of study area using low frequency radar data, then, 17 watershed extraction for prioritization in ArcGIS10.2. After preprocessing and preparation of digital elevation model 14 morphometric parameters extracted including 5 Shape morphometric Parameters (Form factor, Elongation Ratio, Circularity Ratio, Compression ratio), 2 linear parameters (bifurcation ratio, Stream length), 5 areal parameters (Drainage Density, Drainage texture rate, Constant of channel maintenance, Stream frequency, Penetration ratio) and 3 topographic parameters (Relief ratio, Ruggedness number, Slope). The results of the evaluation of morphometric parameters by using AHP model showed that bifurcation ratio, Slope and Drainage Density With the most points (0.227, 0.174, 0.135)points Were in very much Acute condition and other watershed also were in very Acute condition And requires watershed management practices to protect water and soil resources


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Volume 5, Issue 1
April 2018
Pages 69-83
  • Receive Date: 21 April 2017
  • Revise Date: 08 August 2017
  • Accept Date: 05 August 2017
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2018