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Spatial-temporal variability of coastline in Bohai Rim based on fractal dimension
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Paper Abstract

This paper extracted the spatial distribution of the continental coastline of Bohai Rim utilizing Remote Sensing and GIS spatial analysis techniques, and calculated the fractal dimension of the coastline by boxcounting method, with a time from 1990 to 2010. Moreover, we analyzed the characteristics of spatialtemporal variability of the coastline's length and fractal dimension, the relationship between the large scales length change and fractal dimension change. During the research period, the coastline length of the study area increased progressively and the most significant change in coastline length was found in Tianjin Municipality. Especially after 2000, the coastline length entered a period of rapid growth. In addition, the fractal dimension of the overall coastline of the study area was between the fractal dimensions of the regional coastlines and was close to the maximum fractal dimensions of these regional coastlines. The fractal dimension of the coastline in Bohai Rim was increasing during the research period, large scale project such as ports construction, reduced tortuous degree of the coastline.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9221, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability XI, 922117 (8 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2058942
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Ning Xu, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Zhiqiang Gao, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (China)
Jicai Ning, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (China)
Xiangyang Liu, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research (China)
Uni.v of Chinese Academy of Scienecs (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9221:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability XI
Wei Gao; Ni-Bin Chang; Jinnian Wang, Editor(s)

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