Geografie 2002, 107, 111-120

Terrain Sensitivity in Environmental Models

Vít Voženílek

Department of Geoinformatics, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, tr. Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia

Environmental models involved many spatial components. A terrain (Earth's surface) is often included as crucial factor of modelled processes. Terrain is a continuous phenomenon that is represented by various discrete or networked means. This dimensional variability in representation process impacts in both inherent terrain parameters (incl. surface forms) and modelled outcomes. The paper treats various aspects and shows them in examples.