r.avaflow

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The open source mass flow simulation model DFGFWF


r.avaflow

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The open source mass flow simulation model

DFGFWF


r.avaflow aims at creating a free software supporting experts in managing hazards from geophysical mass flows such as avalanches of snow or rock, or flows of debris or mud.

The project

The project

r.avaflow is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which is the lead agency, and the Austrian Research Fund (FWF) in the period July 2014 - June 2017. Explore the philosophies and rationales of the project and learn more about its logical framework and the desired outcomes.

The software

The software

r.avaflow is open source, distributed under the GNU General Public License. It builds on GRASS GIS and the R Project for Statistical Computing. Learn more about the software requirements and download the latest releases of the r.avaflow software and manuals.

The team

The team

r.avaflow builds on an interdisciplinary group of leading experts in mathematics, physics, geotechnical engineering, geomorphology and geoinformation sciences. The core team, composed of researchers from German and Austrian universities and reseach centres, is supported by a number of international experts.

The model results

The model results

r.avaflow contains built-in functions for visualizing the simulation results. These functions enable a rapid evaluation of the outcomes without the need for manual post processing. Explore the results by viewing animated maps and profiles derived for selected case studies.

The case studies

The case studies

r.avaflow is evaluated not only with laboratory experiments, but particularly with well-documented real-world events and generic landscapes. The case studies selected for model evaluation cover a broad range of process types - including process chains - collected from a diverse selection of study areas around the globe.

The scientific outcomes

The scientific outcomes

r.avaflow, including all its aspects, is documented in depth through scientific articles published in highly-ranked international journals. The key concepts and findings of the project are presented at intenational conferences. All those publications and presentations are available for download.