An Application of Graphical Analysis to Semidesert Soils
Author(s): Sandra L. Arlinghaus, John D. Nystuen, Michael J. Woldenberg
Source: Geographical Review, Vol. 82, No. 3, (Jul., 1992), pp. 244-252
Published by: American Geographical Society
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Geometric models often contain elements of complex geographic processes. The shape of the curve selected to model a specific process can be crucial in determining interpretations. To illustrate this relationship we use the graphical analysis of chaos theory as a geometric model and apply it to the complex process of semidesert-soil production. This application suggests strategies for choosing when human intervention to improve soil production might be appropriate.

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