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Agent-Based Visualization: A Simulation Tool for the Analysis of River Morphosedimentary Adjustments

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Multi-Agent Based Simulation XVI (MABS 2015)

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Spatially explicit agent-based models and simulations are playing an increasing role in the modelling of complex natural and social systems. The ARCHEM project belongs to this new research area. It proposes a new methodology to visualize the fine-scale sediment transport of a river. In this paper, we present the first implementation of ARCHEM on a case study of the Rhone river. Even though visualization cannot replace the analysis of simulation results, it often constitutes a more accessible medium that can facilitate more specific and accurate interpretations of simulation output. It has the advantage of offering immediate feedback as well as a way to interact with and analyze results. We show how to support multiple viewpoints and different levels of abstraction using an agent-based visualization approach. We present a specific application focusing on dynamical 3D rendering of a GIS file and the analysis of morphosedimentary adjustments.

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The ARCHEM Project (Action de Recherche Collaborative sur les Hydrosystèmes et les Environnements en Mutation) has been supported by the LabEx DRIIHM and the OHM Vallèe du Rhône

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Grignard, A., Fantino, G., Lauer, J.W., Verpeaux, A., Drogoul, A. (2016). Agent-Based Visualization: A Simulation Tool for the Analysis of River Morphosedimentary Adjustments. In: Gaudou, B., Sichman, J. (eds) Multi-Agent Based Simulation XVI. MABS 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9568. Springer, Cham.

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