Application of satellite image to the implementation of two stochastic models for modeling the transport of chlorophyll-a on Lake Valencia (Venezuela)

  • Maira Valera-López
  • Angie Pineda
  • José R. León


In this article, two statistical methods of diffusion of particles are proposed for modeling the transport of pollutants in Lake Valencia (Venezuela). Both methods use as velocity field on the lake surface solutions of the Saint-Venant equations. The two procedures are compared through Monte Carlo simulation. Furthermore, as a novelty an algorithm to randomly generate the initial positions of the particles using information obtained from a satellite image is designed.
Numéro spécial : Statistique pour les données spatiales et spatio-temporelles et réseau RESSTE