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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Quantifying the relationship between drainage networks at hillslope scale and particle size distribution at pedon scale
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical,
  • Natural sciences and health sciences
Information
Abstract
Nowadays, translating information about hydrologic and soil properties and processes across scales has emerged as a major theme in soil science and hydrology, and suitable theories for upscaling or downscaling hydrologic and soil information are being looked forward. The recognition of low-order catchments as self-organized systems suggests the existence of a great amount of links at different scales between their elements. The objective of this work was to research in areas of homogeneous bedrock material, the relationship between the hierarchical structure of the drainage networks at hillslope scale and the heterogeneity of the particle-size distribution at pedon scale. One of the most innovative elements in this work is the choice of the parameters to quantify the organization level of the studied features. The fractal dimension has been selected to measure the hierarchical structure of the drainage networks, while the Balanced Entropy Index (BEI) has been the chosen parameter to quantify the heterogeneity of the particle-size distribution from textural data. These parameters have made it possible to establish quantifiable relationships between two features attached to different steps in the scale range. Results suggest that the bedrock lithology of the landscape constrains the architecture of the drainage networks developed on it and the particle soil distribution resulting in the fragmentation processes.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Fractals
ISBN
0218-348X
Impact factor JCR
1,22
Impact info
Volume
23
10.1142/S0218348X15400071
Journal number
1
From page
1
To page
12
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Joaquin Maria Camara Gajate (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Martin Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Vicente Daniel Gomez Miguel (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Fractales y Aplicaciones en Ciencias del Suelo y Medioambientales (PEDOFRACT)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Calidad de Suelos y Aplicaciones medioambientales
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
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