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Finds the area coverage and depth of localized depressions on a surface.


Updated 04 Mar 2012

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This function finds depressions on a 2D surface. It was intended to model the formation of liquid pools on a simulated geological surface (lakes pooling in depressions).

[dMask, dDepths] = findDepressions(heights)

Returns both the logical mask of where depressions exist and the depths of those depressions.

Cite As

Luke Winslow (2022). findDepressions (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2011a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: extrema.m, extrema2.m

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