Université de Neuchâtel

Fractal Dimension, Walk Dimension and Conductivity Exponent of Karst Networks around Tulum

Hendrick, M ; Renard, Philippe

In: Frontiers in Physics, 2016, vol. 4, p. 27

Understanding the complex structure of karst networks is a challenge. In this work, we characterize the fractal properties of some of the largest coastal karst network systems in the world. They are located near the town of Tulum (Quintana Roo, Mexico). Their fractal dimension df, conductivity exponent μ∼ and walk dimension dw are estimated using real space...

Université de Neuchâtel

Subnetworks of Percolation Backbones to Model Karst Systems Around Tulum, Mexico

Hendrick, M ; Renard, Philippe

In: Frontiers in Physics, 2016, vol. 4, p. 43

Karstic caves, which play a key role in groundwater transport, are often organized as complex connected networks resulting from the dissolution of carbonate rocks. In this work, we propose a new model to describe and study the structures of the two largest submersed karst networks in the world. Both of these networks are located in the area of Tulum (Quintana Roo, Mexico). In a previous work [1]...