Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2423–2439, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2423–2439, 2022

Model description paper 21 Mar 2022

Model description paper | 21 Mar 2022

Flow-Py v1.0: a customizable, open-source simulation tool to estimate runout and intensity of gravitational mass flows

Christopher J. L. D'Amboise et al.

Data sets

Flow_py_inputs_results: First releases Christopher J. L. D'Amboise, Michael Neuhauser, Michaela Teich, and Jan-Thomas Fischer

Model code and software

Flow-Py: routing and stopping of gravitational mass flows Michael Neuhauser, Christopher D'Amboise, Michaela Teich, Andreas Kofler, Andreas Huber, Reinhard Fromm, and Jan Thomas Fischer

Short summary
The term gravitational mass flow (GMF) covers various natural hazard processes such as snow avalanches, rockfall, landslides, and debris flows. Here we present the open-source GMF simulation tool Flow-Py. The model equations are based on simple geometrical relations in three-dimensional terrain. We show that Flow-Py is an educational, innovative GMF simulation tool with three computational experiments: 1. validation of implementation, 2. performance, and 3. expandability.