Simulation of Coastlines Based on Cloud Fractal

Xue Yang +, Kun Qin, Cijun Wu and Li Chen
School of Remote Sensing Information Engineering, Wuhan University, 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, 430079, China

Abstract. It is a very important subject to simulate coastlines based on fractal method. In order to describe the coastlines realistically, we should consider the uncertainty, e.g. fuzziness, randomness and other uncertainties. Based on cloud model theory, the paper puts forward an improved fractal method of midpoint
subdivision interpolation, which uses cloud model to express the randomness contained in the self-similarity of natural scenery, and embodies the diversities of uncertainty. The experiments of simulation of coastlines validate the proposed improved method.

Keywords: coastline simulation, fractal, cloud model, uncertainty

In: Wan, Y. et al. (eds) Proceeding of the 8th international symposium on spatial accuracy assessment in natural resources and environmental sciences, World Academic Union (Press).

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