Cellular-automata models applied to natural hazards

B D Malamud, D L Turcotte

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Abstract

The concept of self-organized criticality evolved from studies of three simple cellular-automata models: the forest-fire, slider-block, and sandpile models. Each model is associated with natural hazards, which have frequency-size statistics that are well approximated by power-law distributions. These distributions have important implications for probabilistic hazard assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42 - 51
Number of pages10
JournalCOMPUTING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

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