WIT Press


Modelling Dispersion Phenomena In Tidal Environments: Use Of Cellular Automata In GIS Applications

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/GIS980301

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

995 kb

Author(s)

A. Bianchin, E. Rinaldi & A. Bergamasco

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to reach an evaluation of the potential usefulness of cellular automata, a simple and efficient modelling technique for simulation, in describing dynamic phenomena of interaction between elements or parameters relevant for the assessment of environmental quality in lagoon basins. The modelling context is the Venice lagoon with particular attention on the phenomena concerning substances which concur to create pollution. The dynamics of three processes are studied: substance dispersion in a basin, as ruled by hydrodynamic forces;

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