Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2423–2439, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2423-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2423–2439, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-2423-2022

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 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5154787

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 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5027275

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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.