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PORE NETWORK COMPLEXITY AND THRESHOLDING OF 3D SOIL IMAGES
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Mathematics
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Abstract
Informative geometric parameters are neededto describe the complex spatial arrangement of pore systems in porous media. Three-dimensional images (45.1 mm resolution) of soil samples exhibiting different spatial arrangements and porosities were analyzed to calculate their generalized dimensions (Dq) in the multifractal framework. Four different threshold criteria were used to transformthe CT grey-scale imagery in the binary imagery of pore space and solid phase to study the influence of this choice in Dq values. Thresholdswere based on the histogramsof the CT units representing voxels. The selection of the threshold affected the value of the apparent porosity inferred fromthe CT images. The pore space structure could be described by the multifractal model only for the larger cubes sizes (side lengths ranging from 32 to 256 voxel sides) regardless of the thereshold criteria. Values of Dq were obtained by restricting multifractal analysis (MFA) to these cube sizes. The difference w between the Dq values for q =1 to q = 5 was also dependent on the threshold criterion selection, and was used to compare the effect of the threshold criteria selection on the multiscaling behavior. The w values decreased exponentially as the apparent porosity increased. For the same threshold, the largest values of w, indicating the most developed multifractal structure,were foundin the surface horizonwhere interactions with atmosphere and root activitywere the most pronounced, andinthe relatively deepilluvial horizonswhere the colloidalmaterialwasaccumulated that was leached from the upper soil horizons. The strong influence of the image threshold on the parameters of the multifractal models suggests that structure of the grey image along with the frequency distribution of grey level may be a useful indicator for the threshold selection.  2009 Published by Elsevier B.V.
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JCR
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Title
Ecological Complexity
ISBN
1476-945X
Impact factor JCR
1,455
Impact info
Volume
10.1016/j.ecocom.2009.05.010
Journal number
6
From page
230
To page
239
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Jose Alvarez Vellisco (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Anton Corrales (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego Andina De la Fuente (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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