Ht-Index for Quantifying the Fractal or Scaling Structure of Geographic Features

  title={Ht-Index for Quantifying the Fractal or Scaling Structure of Geographic Features},
  author={Bin Jiang and Junjun Yin},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={530 - 540}
  • B. JiangJunjun Yin
  • Published 4 May 2013
  • Sociology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Although geographic features, such as mountains and coastlines, are fractal, some studies have claimed that the fractal property is not universal. This claim, which is dubious, is mainly attributed to the strict definition of fractal dimension as a measure or index for characterizing the complexity of fractals. In this article, we propose an alternative, ht-index, to quantify the fractal or scaling structure of geographic features. A geographic feature has ht-index (h) if the pattern of far… 

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