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Specialists of the UADY carry out studies on environmental phenomena from mathematical models



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Mérida, Yucatán, June 3, 2019.- Through mathematical models (stochastic or probabilistic) researchers from the Faculty of Engineering of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) generate research articles on environmental phenomena in the city of Mérida, Yucatán . Carlos Zetina Moguel, Researcher Professor of said campus, reported that through the Engineering Journal have published the studies in which they use this measurement system.

"Stochastic or probabilistic models are mathematical expressions, equations or formulas, and are used when knowledge of natural phenomena contains uncertainty and deterministic mathematical models are insufficient for the prediction needed in engineering practice," he explained.


With these mathematical expressions, academic bodies of the Faculty, such as the Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics and Hydrology, and the Environmental Chemistry Laboratory of the UAM-A, among others, have published studies related to the "Urban Karst in the city of Merida Yucatan". Another research focuses on a study on "Green Roofs", in which three academic bodies participated: Renewable Energies, Environmental and Physics. Also, among the publications you can find a project aimed at capturing non-pluvial atmospheric water.

"In the latter we talk about how water can be collected from the atmosphere at different times of the day employing principles such as condensation with the use of air conditioning systems. In the study, the academic bodies of Environmental Engineering and Hydraulics and Hydrology participated," he emphasized. In a third work, where stochastic models were incorporated in a more direct way, changes in the level of the water table of the city of Mérida were studied and risk analysis was done under the modality of return times.

Zetina Moguel, highlighted an article parallel to these studies that incorporates the knowledge acquired in the only experimental field of karstic environmental wells (at least in Mexico and in the largest karst plain of the country), it describes the underwater karst environment "not visible in an ecohydrological perspective.”

To conclude, he recalled that, in the same line of generation of knowledge, there are two investigations that through stochastic models explore phenomena of great interest for various engineering areas in the urban environment of Mérida, these are: "Probabilistic characterization of rainfall in the Ciudad de Mérida, Yucatán" and "Approach to the stochastic modeling of the squalls in the city of Mérida".

Those interested can consult the research articles in the Engineering Magazine at:



Source: UADY Press