(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

A real-space cellular automaton laboratory

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROZIER O. (1) ; NARTEAU C. (1) ;
(1) Inst. de Physique du Globe de Paris, UMR -CNRS 7154, Paris, FRANCE


The AA. present the Real-Space Cellular Automaton Laboratory (ReSCAL), a powerful and versatile generator of 3D stochastic models. The aim of this software suite, released under a GNU licence, is to develop interdisciplinary research collaboration to investigate the dynamics of complex systems. The models in ReSCAL are essentially constructed from a small number of discrete states distributed on a cellular grid. An elementary cell is a real-space representation of the physical environment and pairs of nearest-neighbour cells are called doublets. Each individual physical process is associated with a set of doublet transitions and characteristic transition rates. Using a modular approach, a wide range of physical processes can be simulated and combined. The AA. then describe different ingredients of ReSCAL leading to applications in geomorphology : dune morphodynamics and landscape evolution. They also discuss how ReSCAL can be applied and developed across many disciplines in natural and human sciences


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no1 [pp. 98-109]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.3479

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