Fractal structure of the positive free-air gravity anomalies within the Balkan Peninsula

  • Rosen Georgiev Iliev South-West University “Neofit Rilski”
  • Tzanko Tzankov South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Boyko Ranguelov University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
Keywords: free-air gravity field, fractal properties, landforms, Balkan Peninsula


The investigations of the fractal structure and properties of the different geophysical elements is new and fast developing area of research among the geophysical society. The fractal properties of the earthquake clusters, faults and folds at different scale, even the plutonic bodies and other elements of the positive landforms are the most exploited areas of research. In our caste the special attention is paid to the gravity field (free-air anomalies) as the most expressive element of the surface elevated structures and their influence to the relief. The Balkan Peninsula is well known as the one of the most variable Earth’s surface elevation area in the world. The fractal properties of gravity field in such area could be useful to try to establish formal relationships to the surface elevation, as well as to prove the possibility to get some information about the self-organization and the origin of the mountain landforms in the same area.


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Author Biographies

Tzanko Tzankov, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Department of Geography, Ecology and Environment Protection, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Boyko Ranguelov, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Department of Applied Geophysics, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, Bulgaria


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Iliev, R., Tzankov, T., & Ranguelov, B. (2018). Fractal structure of the positive free-air gravity anomalies within the Balkan Peninsula. To Physics Journal, 1(3), 225-233. Retrieved from
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