(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

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Point pattern analysis of eruption points for the Mount Gambier volcanic sub-province : a quantitative geographical approach to the understanding of volcano distribution

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This paper examines the method of point pattern analysis, its potential and limitations, and discusses the patterns of volcano geography for the Mount Gambier volcanic sub-province of southeastern Australia. Two classes of point pattern measure were employed : the centrographic measure of point dispersion and directional bias, and distance-based measures of ordered neighbours. Spatial analysis has shown the distribution and pattern of eruption points to be heterogeneous, anisotropic and not completely spatially random, and offers through the exploration of point dispersion, orientation and pattern, a viewpoint on the geography of a low-volume, basaltic monogenetic volcanic system


Article of periodic

published at : Area / ISSN 0004-0894

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 39, no2 [pp. 230-241]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19067

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