Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
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, Michael Neuhauser, Michaela Teich, Andreas Huber, Andreas Kofler, Frank Perzl, Reinhard Fromm, Karl Kleemayr, and Jan-Thomas Fischer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-277', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Christopher D'Amboise, 09 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-277', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Christopher D'Amboise, 09 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Christopher D'Amboise on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (17 Feb 2022) by Heiko Goelzer
AR by Christopher D'Amboise on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2022)
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.