shoreline-development ratio

shoreline-development ratio

[′shȯr‚līn di′vel·əp·mənt ‚rā·shō]
(geology)
A ratio indicating the degree of irregularity of a lake shoreline, given as the length of the shoreline to the circumference of a circle whose area is equal to that of the lake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.