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Cassini altimeter data meet fractals
Author(s): Philip Callahan; Giorgio Franceschetti; Antonio Iodice; Daniele Riccio; Stephen Wall
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Paper Abstract

Fractal geometry provides the correct scientific approach to model natural environments. The altimeter of the Cassini mission is acquiring profiles of the Titan surfaces. In this paper the rationale for a fractal analysis of the profiles acquired by the Cassini altimeter is presented. The quantitative analysis proves that the fractal models provide meaningful information on the Titan surface. It is also shown that the classical (non-fractal) analysis leads to erroneous results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6746, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques IX, 674602 (18 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.753799
Show Author Affiliations
Philip Callahan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Giorgio Franceschetti, Univ. of Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Antonio Iodice, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Daniele Riccio, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Stephen Wall, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6746:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques IX
Claudia Notarnicola; Francesco Posa, Editor(s)

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