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FRACTAL PARAMETERS OF PORE SPACE FROM CT IMAGES OF SOILS UNDER CONTRASTING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas,
  • Ciencias naturales y ciencias de la salud
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Descripción
Soil structure plays an important role in flow and transport phenomena, and a quantitative characterization of the spatial heterogeneity of the pore space geometry is beneficial for prediction of soil physical properties. Morphological features such as pore-size distribution, pore space volume or pore?solid surface can be altered by different soil management practices. Irregularity of these features and their changes can be described using fractal geometry. In this study, we focus primarily on the characterization of soil pore space as a 3D geometrical shape by fractal analysis and on the ability of fractal dimensions to differentiate between two a priori different soil structures. We analyze X-ray computed tomography (CT) images of soils samples from two nearby areas with contrasting management practices. Within these two different soil systems, samples were collected from three depths. Fractal dimensions of the pore-size distributions were different depending on soil use and averaged values also differed at each depth. Fractal dimensions of the volume and surface of the pore space were lower in the tilled soil than in the natural soil but their standard deviations were higher in the former as compared to the latter. Also, it was observed that soil use was a factor that had a statistically significant effect on fractal parameters. Fractal parameters provide useful complementary information about changes in soil structure due to changes in soil management. Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0218348X14400118?queryID=%24%7BresultBean.queryID%7D&
Internacional
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JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Fractals-Complex Geometry Patterns And Scaling in Nature And Society
ISSN
0218-348X
Factor de impacto JCR
0,36
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2012
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DOI
Número de revista
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1440011-1
Hasta la página
1440011-9
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Participantes
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Muñoz Ortega (UPM)
  • Autor: Fernando San Jose Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Caniego Monreal (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Fractales y Aplicaciones en Ciencias del Suelo y Medioambientales (PEDOFRACT)
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
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