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Title: Fractal dimensions of selected coastal water bodies in Kerala, SW coast of India - A case study
Authors: Chattopadhyay, Srikumar
Kumar, S. Suresh
Keywords: Fractal dimension
SW coast of india
Coastal water body
Log N-log G plot
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Fractal dimension (D) of shorelines of four coastal water bodies, namely Paravoor, Ashtamudi, Kayamkulam and Vembanad have been worked out applying three methods. The D values ranged from 1.09 to 1.40. Edge of Ashtamudi, which is genetically different from the rest, is rougher compared to other water bodies as is evident from the higher D values recorded by this water body. The method of log N-log G plots appeared to be the most suitable for this study. Coast perpendicular water body surrounded by laterites like Asthamudi estuary could be well separated from the rest based on fractal dimension. It is suggested that fractal dimensions may be used for classifying coastal water bodies as linked to their genesis.
Page(s): 162-166
ISSN: 0379-5136
Source:IJMS Vol.36(2) [June 2007]

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