A May publication authored by Data Management and Modeling Core researcher Xue Yu and multiple other PROTECT-associated researchers revealed interesting findings on the spatial patterns of fractal scaling. After analyzing mono- and multi-fractal scaling for groundwater level fluctuation, researchers found and/or confirmed the following points:
- Fractal scaling exists for groundwater level fluctuations in all aquifers.
- Fractal scaling behavior of the fluctuation for each well is site specific.
- The fractal coefficients are generally lower in the shallow wells.
- Spatial patterns of fractal scaling depend on local hydrogeological conditions.