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Stochastic Models Of Dynamic Balance State For The Morphological Patterns Of Cryolithozone Landscapes

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-68

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The paper deals with mathematical modeling of a morphological pattern for a broad spectrum of cryolithozone landscapes in a state of a dynamic balance. The state of the dynamic balance means that all the elements of this morphological pattern are in continuous changing while its general parameters as a whole are stable. Two contradirectional processes at the same territory is a precondition for a state of dynamic balance.
We developed a morphological pattern model for lacustrine thermokarst plains with fluvial erosion on the base of the mathematical morphology of landscape using the random process theory. The contra-directional processes here include thermokarst lakes appearing and increasing in size from one side and drainage of the lakes by fluvial erosion, from the other. Thus, the regularities of the structure and dynamics of each landscape morphological pattern are theoretically substantiated. The results of the mathematical modeling were empirically verified at some key sites.

About the Authors

Alexey S. Victorov
Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience of Russian Academy of Science
Russian Federation
Moscow, Russia


Olga N. Trapeznikova
Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience of Russian Academy of Science
Russian Federation
Moscow, Russia


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Victorov A.S., Trapeznikova O.N. Stochastic Models Of Dynamic Balance State For The Morphological Patterns Of Cryolithozone Landscapes. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2019;12(3):6-15. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-68

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