A fractal‐based approach to lake size‐distributions

  title={A fractal‐based approach to lake size‐distributions},
  author={David A. Seekell and Michael L. Pace and Lars J. Tranvik and Charles Verpoorter},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={517 - 521}
The abundance and size distribution of lakes is critical to assessing the role of lakes in regional and global biogeochemical processes. Lakes are fractal but do not always conform to the power law size‐distribution typically associated with fractal geographical features. Here, we evaluate the fractal geometry of lakes with the goal of explaining apparently inconsistent observations of power law and non–power law lake size‐distributions. The power law size‐distribution is a special case for… 
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