Characteristic length earth surface

The characteristic length of the earth surface is the ratio of the surface area to the perimeter. For an infinite earth surface $L_{char}$ = 0.5.

Symbol
$L_{char}$
Formulae
$0.5$infinite surface
$\frac{w l}{2\left(w+l\right)}$rectangular surface with length l and width w
Used in
$h_{tr}$