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RISK ASSESSMENT BASED ON MATHEMATICAL MORPHOLOGY OF LANDSCAPE MODELS (CASE STUDY OF THERMOKARST PLAINS)

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2013-6-2-63-71

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Abstract

The paper presents a new approach for risk assessment of impact of thermokarst processes on engineering structures; it is based on the methods of mathematical morphology of landscape. The paper presents the results of the investigation of irregular (non-circular shape) thermokarst lakes. Remote sensing images of reference plots with thermokarst lakes were digitized; then, theoretical assumptions were applied and the simulation results were compared with empirical data to prove convergence. The analysis of the obtained results showed general agreement of empirical and theoretical data.

About the Authors

Alexey Victorov

Russian Federation
The Federal State Budgetary Institution for Science “Sergeev Institute of GeoEcology,” Russian Academy of Sciences (IGE RAS), Moscow


Veronika Kapralova

Russian Federation
The Federal State Budgetary Institution for Science “Sergeev Institute of GeoEcology,” Russian Academy of Sciences (IGE RAS), Moscow


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Victorov A., Kapralova V. RISK ASSESSMENT BASED ON MATHEMATICAL MORPHOLOGY OF LANDSCAPE MODELS (CASE STUDY OF THERMOKARST PLAINS). GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2013;6(2):63-71. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2013-6-2-63-71

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