Morphometric analysis of Vu Gia - Thu Bon using GIS

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    1 Faculty of Surveying, Mapping and Geographic Information , Hanoi University of Natural resources and Environment, Vietnam
    2 Faculty of Geomatics and Land Administration, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam

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  • Received: 21st-June-2020
  • Revised: 29th-July-2020
  • Accepted: 31st-Aug-2020
  • Online: 31st-Aug-2020
Pages: 25 - 35
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The Vu Gia - Thu Bon river basin is one of the largest basins in Vietnam. Research and assessment of this potential basin is a great interest to scientists and regulators. One of the important studies is the evaluation of morphological parameters of the basin. The morphological parameters represent water resources and at the same time are one of the factors that help researchers give a comprehensive view of the basin, assessing the factors related to the direction of the flow, the flow rate or hazards throughout the basin. Therefore, this paper is an attempt to evaluate the morphology of Vu Gia - Thu Bon river basin using DEM SRTM (30 m) data in GIS. This analysis can be achieved through the measurement of linear aspects, aerial aspects and relief aspects of the drainage basin. The results of the study show that stream order ranges from first to sixth order with a total stream length of 1024, a total length of 3183.2 km. Basin was divided into three subregions: upland, midland, and lowland. Those represent 66,9%, 26,0% and 7,1% percent of the region’s total area respectively.

How to Cite
Trinh, T.Hoai Thi, Bui, D.Thuy Thi, Nguyen, N.Viet and Dao, H.Mai 2020. Morphometric analysis of Vu Gia - Thu Bon using GIS (in Vietnamese). Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 61, 4 (Aug, 2020), 25-35. DOI:

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