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D.V. Chernykh

Quantitative Assessment of Complexity and Landscape Diversity of the Russian Altai

The quantitative assessment of complexity and landscape diversity was made for the Russian Altai physical-geographical provinces using the following indices: divisibility, complexity, mean contour area, average number of contours per landscape type, the Margalef, Menhinick and Shannon diversity indices, evenness.
Key words: landscape metrics, landscape diversity, Russian Altai.

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