(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

The west coast of Britain: statistical self-similarity VS. Characteristics scales in the landscape

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ANDRLE R. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography U-148, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, ETATS-UNIS


The west coast of Britain is examined to determine whether it is statistically self-similar or if there exist characteristic scales (i.e. complexity varies with scale). The relationship between complexity and scale for the coastline is more closely studied using fractal analysis, and also with a non-fractal measure of complexity developed by the A. specifically to examine changes in complexity with scale. The applicability of the concept of statistical self-similarity and the fractal element model to geomorphic lines is also examined


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1996, vol. 21, no10 [pp. 955-962]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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