Volume 95, Number 4, August 2011
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Geophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Published online||05 August 2011|
Statistical physics of landslides: New paradigm
Department of Earth Sciences and Graduate Institute of Geophysics, National Central University Jhongli, 320 Taiwan
2 National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis C. da S. Loja, 85050 Tito (PZ) Italy, EU
3 Graduate Institute of Applied Geology, National Central University, Jhongli, 320 Taiwan
Accepted: 5 July 2011
We suggest an innovative distribution function of landslide sizes, based on the non-extensive Tsallis entropy. Our result incorporates the characteristics of non-extensivity of fragmentation into the cumulative distribution of landslide sizes. Such an approach can lead to a groundbreaking statistical physics of landslides.
PACS: 92.40.Ha – Debris flow and landslides / 02.70.Rr – General statistical methods
© EPLA, 2011
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