Memorias de investigación
Multifractal Analysis on Soil Transect Data

Research Areas
  • Chemistry,
  • Agriculture,
  • Processing and signal analysis

Better understanding of spatial variability of soil physical properties as hydraulic parameters is essential to characterize scaling properties and persistency. These are traditionally studied by means of geostatistics and spectral analysis, though powerful for many conditions, have certain limitations when dealing with non-stationary and highly variable data. Our purpose is to study porosity (P), gravimetric (GWC) and volumetric water content (VWC) of a soil transect data to reveal their multiscaling behavior. Multifractal analsyis (MFA) is quite effective in variability and scaling analysis and has been successfully applied in soil science and other disciplines. However, for a series techniques based on distributional fluctuations that are capable of handling nonstationary series, such as structure function (SF) and detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) have been suggested. MF-SF and MF-DFA techniques were used in the MFA of these three variables. A comparison between both and their sensitivity to number of data points are fully discussed.
European Geosciences Union
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Viena, Austria

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Automatización en Señal y Comunicaciones (GASC)
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
  • Grupo de Investigación: TI Aplicadas a la Ingeniería Agronómica