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

Scaling behaviours of karst networks around Tulum (Mexico) : characterization, model and application

Hendrick, Martin ; Renard, Philippe (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

An unsolved problem in the field of karst networks is to understand and describe their large scale behaviours. The characterization of the structure of karst systems is crucial for many practical purposes, as for example, ground surface stability assessment and water resource management. However, there is no general framework that allows to fully characterize and model a network. Natural...