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Entranceless and Fractal Caves Revisited

  title={Entranceless and Fractal Caves Revisited},
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
Cave geometric properties have been studied between 1958 and today as statistical or fractal objects. These studies have divulged some degree of order in such properties as the distribution of cave lengths in a region and the distribution of cave passage sizes, and exhibiting some degree of self-similarity, suggesting a fractal nature, or moderate departures from self-similarity, suggesting geological mechanisms that introduce particular scales. The studies have also produced methods for… 
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