(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

Document title

Dimension and entropy in the soil-covered landscape

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Both the Hausdorff dimension and the K entropy supply a measure of the irregularity of the landspace surface. The relationship between the two measures is investigated over a variety of terrains in Britain and a method of calculating the entropy is checked against an independent estimate of the dimension with reasonable agreement. The calculation of the K entropy requires that the landscape surface be represented by an homogenous ergodic random field. This condition is satisfied by the tendency of soil-covered terrains to progressively approximate to a form well represented by a Gaussian field


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1988, vol. 13, no7 [pp. 619-648]

Bibliographic references : 64 réf.




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INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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