Testing Logselfsimilarity of Soil Particle Size Distribution: Simulation with Minimum Inputs

García-Gutiérrez Baez, Carlos and Martin Martin, Miguel Angel (2008). Testing Logselfsimilarity of Soil Particle Size Distribution: Simulation with Minimum Inputs. "Pure and Applied Geophysics", v. 165 (n. 6); pp. 1117-1129. ISSN 0033-4553. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-008-0349-8.

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Title: Testing Logselfsimilarity of Soil Particle Size Distribution: Simulation with Minimum Inputs
Author/s:
  • García-Gutiérrez Baez, Carlos
  • Martin Martin, Miguel Angel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Pure and Applied Geophysics
Date: June 2008
ISSN: 0033-4553
Volume: 165
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Soil, particle size distribution, fractals, fragmentation, logselfsimilarity, iterated function system.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agronómica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Particle size distribution (PSD) greatly influences other soil physical properties. A detailed textural analysis is time-consuming and expensive. Soil texture is commonly reported in terms of mass percentages of a small number of size fractions (typically, clay, silt and sand). A method to simulate the PSD from such a poor description or even from the poorest description, consisting in the mass percentages of only two soil size fractions, would be extremly useful for prediction purposes. The goal of this paper is to simulate soil PSDs from the minimum number of inputs, i.e., two and three textural fraction contents, by using a logselfsimilar model and an iterated function system constructed with these data. High quality data on 171 soils are used. Additionally, the characterization of soil texture by entropy-based parameters provided by the model is tested. Results indicate that the logselfsimilar model may be a useful tool to simulate PSD for the construction of pedotransfer functions related to other soil properties when textural information is limited to moderate textural data.

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Item ID: 2258
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2258/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2258
DOI: 10.1007/s00024-008-0349-8
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/q3t5247wr8hjl114/fulltext.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Feb 2010 12:45
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:00
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