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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 225-228

Letter to the editor: Generation of self organized critical connectivity network map (SOCCNM) of randomly situated water bodies during flooding process

1Centre for Remote Sensing & Information Systems, Department of Geoengineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530 003, India
2Centre for Remote Imaging Sensing Processing (CRISP), Faculty of Science, The National University of Singapore, Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119260, Singapore

Received 13 April 2000

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This letter presents a brief framework based on nonlinear morphological transformations to generate a self organized critical connectivity network map (SOCCNM) in 2-dimensional space. This simple and elegant framework is implemented on a section that contains a few simulated water bodies to generate SOCCNM. This is based on a postulate that the randomly situated surface water bodies of various sizes and shapes self organize during flooding process.