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Title: Implementing a New Data Model for Simulating Processes
Authors: Reitsma, Femke
Albrecht, Jochen
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Reitsma, F. and J. Albrecht (2005). Implementing a New Data Model for Simulating Processes,online papers archived by the Institute of Geography, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.
Publisher: Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh
Series/Report no.: Institute of Geography Online Paper Series;GEO-014
Abstract: The paper describes the development of a new methodological approach for simulating geographic processes through the development of a data model that represents a process. This methodology complements existing approaches to dynamic modelling, which focus on the states of the system at each time step, by storing and representing the processes that are implicit in the model. The data model, called nen, focuses existing modelling approaches on representing and storing process information, which provides advantages for querying and analyzing processes. The flux simulation framework was created utilizing the nen data model to represent processes. This simulator includes basic classes for developing a domain specific simulation and a set of query tools for inquiring after the results of a simulation. The methodology is prototyped with a watershed runoff simulation.
Keywords: geography
modelling
dynamic
simulation
processes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/1075
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