Description of the area distribution of landmasses by Korcak exponent—the importance of the Arabic and Indian subcontinents in proper classification

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Abstract

Landmasses can be classified as “islands” or “continents” mainly by geological, rather than geographical, criteria but the classification is still a bit arbitrary. We are presenting a statistical method (a modified Korcak analysis) where the area distribution reveals an intrinsic classification of landmasses. Based on this analysis, one can separate island, subcontinents and continents using only a spatial or geographical criterion, the area. Although not completely, this classification gives more or less the same groups like the ones based on geological criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3615-3619
Number of pages5
JournalArabian Journal of Geosciences
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - máj. 31 2014

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