Multifractal analysis of morphological changes in water bodies' structure by means of the satellite imagery processing

TitleMultifractal analysis of morphological changes in water bodies' structure by means of the satellite imagery processing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsArtiushenko, MV, Tomchenko, OV, Pidgorniak, DL
Abbreviated Key TitleDopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr.
Date Published3/2017

A statistical method of description of the dynamics of water bodies' geomorphic structures with the use of satellite images is proposed. The method involves the multifractal properties of geosystem objects' spatial structures and is focused on the automated imagery processing, by using the information criteria of fractal spectra variability. The selection of information criteria to assess changes in object's spatial structure is based on properties of the statistical Renyi entropy. By means of the remote sensing, the multifractal analysis of changes that occurred in the sea part of Danube's delta coastline structure for a 30-year period is made.

KeywordsDanube delta, geosystems, multifractal analysis, remote sensing, Renyi entropy, spatial structures
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