In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or shoulder drop (in America) or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept that is used in the categorization of hills and mountains, also known as peaks. It is a measure of the independent stature of a summit.
The prominence of a peak is the height of the peak’s summit above the lowest contour line encircling it and no higher summit.
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- K2 prominence
- http://www.peaklist.org a website about mountain prominence, with lists and/or maps covering the entire world down to 1500m of prominence (the "ultras").
- Prominence at the County Highpointers This page contains links to all relevant on-line prominence resources — including peak lists, climbing records, prominence cell maps, "completion maps", and trip reports. By Adam Helman.
- Prominence and Orometry a detailed and lucid account by Aaron Maizlish of the theory of prominence.
- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prominence/ Yahoo! Groups, Topographic prominence discussion
- Prominence Front Runners Prominence-oriented climbing records. Lists are maintained by Andy Martin and hosted at cohp.org .
- Edward Earl’s article on Topographic Prominence
- Index to definitions in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia
- Mountain Hierarchies a description of the different systems of defining parent peak
- Mountain Hierarchy using Prominence Islands
- Surface Network Modelling on the Center for Advanced Surface Analysis website
- PDF (2.13 MiB) a paper by Sanjay Rana and Jeremy Morley
- The 100 most prominent peaks in Colorado
- Alan Dawson's The Relative Hills of Britain