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08-PowerLaws - Stubborness Depth Frequency Relationships in...

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3/25/2008 1 Stubborness: Depth Frequency Relationships in Snow Avalanches 1 2 3 4 Power law distributions show scale invariance. A shape which resembles itself at all scales is called fractal. Fractal , a term invented by Benoit Mandelbrot. From latin adj. fractus : broken into irregular pieces. Fractals are scale invariant . 5 From: The Fractal Geometry of Nature , by Benoît Mandelbrot; W H Freeman & Co, 1982 Image from: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Britain-fractal-coastline-combined.jpg 6
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