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27 August 1993 Fractal dimension analyses of lava surfaces and flow boundaries
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An improved method of estimating fractal surface dimensions has been developed. The accuracy of this method is illustrated using artificially generated fractal surfaces. A slightly different from usual concept of linear dimension is developed, allowing a direct link between that and the corresponding surface dimension estimate. These methods are applied to a series of images of lava flows, representing a variety of physical and chemical conditions. These include lavas from California, Idaho, and Hawaii, as well as some extraterrestrial flows. The fractal surface dimension estimations are presented, as well as the fractal line dimensions where appropriate.
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Timothy F. Cleghorn "Fractal dimension analyses of lava surfaces and flow boundaries", Proc. SPIE 1961, Visual Information Processing II, (27 August 1993);

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