Five coefficient, or parameter, values effect how the growth rules are
applied. These values are calibrated by comparing simulated land cover
change to a study area's historical data.
SLEUTH begins with a set of inital conditions which is the input data
configuration of the landscape. A set of decision, or growth, rules is
then applied to the data to simulate urban driven land cover change.
The coefficients do not necessarily remain static throughout an application.
In response to rapid or depressed growth rates, the coefficients may increase
or decrease to further encourage growth rate trends.