Monday, November 24, 2014

Computer Simulation Results: Information Learned

In the computer simulation, we learned that greatly differing variables of the land can cause greatly differing intensities of a disaster. For example, a low slope with vegetation and little rain causes little sediment to result on the ground, while a high slope with no vegetation and high rain intensity results in a very large amount of sediment to result on the ground. After messing with the simulation, it became obvious that the three factors greatly contribute to the results with the sediment. Vegetation provides barriers to slow the erosion. Slope contributes to the speed of the erosion and runoff. Rain amount controls how much sediment is carried and how drastic the results will be. 

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