COMPLEXITY OF MARINE ESTUARIES IN CANTILAN AND CARRASCAL AREAS CONTIGIOUS TO MINING OPERATIONS

Gemma A. Gruyal, Teresa A. Alas

Abstract


The study attempted to assess the complexity of marine estuaries of the three areas of Surigao del Sur through fractal dimension analysis. Results showed that, of the three marine estuaries in Surigao del Sur, Cantilan has higher complexity of marine estuary with a fractal dimension of 1.9315, showing that its topographical structure is more rugged and rough. Thus, instead of rich biodiversity, the area appears to be deprived of dissolved oxygen necessary to support diverse marine life.

Keywords


fractal complexity, estuaries, mining, water, parameters

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