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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 1516-1521
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1516.1521
 
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Convex Characterization of Simulated Droughts and Floods of Water Bodies

S. Dinesh

Abstract:
Convexity is considered as one of the basic descriptors of shapes. In this study, the characterization of the convexity of simulated droughts and floods of water bodies is performed. First, concepts of mathematical morphology employed to generate simulated droughts and floods of water bodies. The average convexity measures of the generated simulated droughts and floods are computed. It is observed that droughting reduces the convexity of water bodies, while flooding increases the convexity of water bodies. A power law relationship is observed between the average convexity measures of the simulated droughts/floods and the level of droughting/flooding and areas of water bodies. The scaling exponent of this power law, which is named as a fractal dimension, indicates the rate of change of convexity of simulated droughts/floods of water bodies over varying levels of droughting/flooding.
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How to cite this article:

S. Dinesh , 2007. Convex Characterization of Simulated Droughts and Floods of Water Bodies. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1516-1521.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1516.1521

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.1516.1521

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