Table 3: Landscape metrics of water and their corresponding meaning, according to the Patch Analyst Help of ArcGIS.

Landscape metricsMeaning

Class proportionThe proportion of class
MPIMeasure of the degree of isolation and fragmentation
CASum areas of all patches belonging to a given class
MPSAverage patch size
PSSDPatch size standard deviation
TCAThe total size of disjunct core patches
MCAThe average size of disjunct core patches
CASDMeasure of variability in core area size
TCAIMeasure of amount of core area in the landscape
LPIThe LPI is equal to the percent of the total landscape that is made up by the largest patch
MCAIThe average core area per patch
IJIMeasure of patch adjacency
MNNMeasure of patch isolation