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Abstract

The cellular automata method is a useful tool for analyzing discrete spatio-temporal dynamics. However, the method holds a disadvantage due to the difficulty of representing variation of density and mix of the land uses. To overcome this obstacle, I have proposed an approach based on a 3-D spatial pattern. This rule of dynamics is similar to that utilized by White, Engelen e Uljee (1997). In order to demonstrate the results related to the use of a 2- and 3-D pattern, the paper sets out the proposed model and the experiments which were carried out within specific theoretical contexts. Conclusions are drawn on the utility of the present approach.



ferdinando semboloni
2000-11-06