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Table 1 Specifications of the simulation parameters.

From: The geosimulation of West Nile virus propagation: a multi-agent and climate sensitive tool for risk management in public health

Parameters Specifications
Considered species   Representative species of Corvidae populations: Corvus brachyrynchos (American crow). Other birds are also considered.
Representative species of mosquito's populations: Culex pipiens and Culex restuans.
Main factors influencing the behaviours Culex Climatic conditions (primarily the temperature and precipitations).
  crows Zones and periodicity of displacements and grouping.
Geographical region   The Ecumene zone of the following administrative areas: Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Mauricie-Centre du Québec, Montérégie, Estrie, Montréal-centre, Laval, Laurentides, Lanaudière et Outaouais.
Period of simulation   We decided to simulate the WNV propagation from July 1 until October 1.
Temporal scale   An interval of a daily step with a weekly assessment.
Space scale   The micro-space scale specifies the size of a pixel (4 km2). The macro-space scale give an idea on the spread of the WNV propagation in order to bring a help to the decision-making concerning the larvicides treatments (interpolated by aggregation of pixels between 1 and 50 km2).