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.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Preprints and submitted manuscripts

Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Juřicová, A., Cochachin, A., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (submitted). Can we simulate complex hydro-geomorphic process chains? The 2012 multi-lake outburst flood in the Santa Cruz Valley (Cordillera Blanca, Perú). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Pudasaini, S.P., Fischer, J.-T. (2016): A mechanical erosion model for two-phase mass flows. arXiv preprint arXiv:1610.01806.

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Pudasaini, S.P., Fischer, J.-T. (2016): A mechanical model for phase-separation in debris flow. arXiv preprint arXiv:1610.03649.

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2017

GhoshHajra, S., Kandel, S., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Optimal systems of Lie subalgebras for a two-phase mass flow. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 88: 109-121.

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Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Krenn, J., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): r.avaflow v1, an advanced open source computational framework for the propagation and interaction of two-phase mass flows. Geoscientific Model Development 10: 553-569.

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2016

Kafle, J., Pokhrel, P.R., Khattri, K.B., Kattel, P., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Landslide-generated tsunami and particle transport in mountain lakes and reservoirs. Annals of Glaciology 57(71): 232-244.

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Kattel, P., Khattri, K.B., Pokhrel, P.R., Kafle, J., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Simulating glacial lake outburst floods with a two-phase mass flow model. Annals of Glaciology 57(71): 349-358.

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Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): A novel description of fluid flow in porous and debris materials. Engineering Geology 202: 62-73.

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2015

Fischer, J.-T., Kofler, A., Fellin, W., Granig, M., Kleemayr, K. (2015): Multivariate parameter optimization for computational snow avalanche simulation. Journal of Glaciology 61(229): 875-888.

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GhoshHajra, S., Kandel, S., Pudasaini, S.P. (2015): Lie symmetry solutions for two-phase mass flows. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 77: 325-341.

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Mergili, M., Krenn, J., Chu, H.-J.: r.randomwalk v1, a multi-functional conceptual tool for mass movement routing. Geoscientific Model Development 8: 4027-4043. doi:10.5194/gmd-8-4027-2015

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2014

Pudasaini, S.P. (2014): Dynamics of submarine debris flow and tsunami. Acta Mechanica 225(8): 2423-2434.

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Pudasaini, S.P., Krautblatter, M. (2014): A two-phase mechanical model for rock-ice avalanches. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 119(10): 2272-2290.

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Contributions to conferences

Submitted abstracts and conference papers

Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini,S.P., Mergili, M. (accepted): A mechanical erosion model for two-phase mass flows: Tackling a long standing dilemma of mass mobility. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5062.

Kafle, J., Kattel, P., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (accepted): Energy dissipation by submarine obstacles during landslide impact on reservoir - potentially avoiding catastrophic dam collapse. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 6834.

Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (accepted): Dynamic interaction of two-phase debris flow with pyramidal defense structures: An optimal strategy to efficiently protecting the desired area. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 6775.

Krenn, J., Zangerl, C., Mergili, M. (accepted): Application and optimization of input parameter spaces in mass flow modelling: a case study with r.randomwalk and r.ranger. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 6088.

Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (accepted): Process chain modelling with r.avaflow: lessons learned for multi-hazard analysis. Proceedings of the 4th World Landslide Forum (WLF4), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29 May - 2 June 2017.

Pudasaini,S.P., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T. (accepted): Mechanical coupling between two innovative theories on erosion, transportation and phase-separation: Solving some long-standing problems in mass flows. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5030.

Wijaya, IP.K., Zangerl, C., Straka, W., Mergili, M., Pudasaini, S.P., Arifianti, Y. (accepted): A large landslide in volcanic rock: failure processes, geometry and propagation. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 5141.

2016

Emmer, A., Mergili, M., Juricová, A., Cochachin, A., Huggel, C. (2016): Insights from analyzing and modelling cascading multi-lake outburst flood events in the Santa Cruz Valley (Cordillera Blanca, Perú). Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 2181.

Hellweger, V., Fischer, J.-T., Kofler, A., Huber, A., Fellin, W., Oberguggenberger, M. (2016): Stochastic methods in operational avalanche simulation - from back calculation to prediction. International Snow Science Workshop Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

Kafle, J., Kattel, P., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Landslides impact in mountain water reservoir: Dynamic flow-structure interaction. Scientific learning exchange on landslide management and bio-engineering in Nepal: from data to landslide mitigation - new venues for collaboration, October 2 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Simulating the interaction of two-phase landslide and debris flows with defense structures in mountain slopes. Scientific learning exchange on landslide management and bio-engineering in Nepal: from data to landslide mitigation - new venues for collaboration, October 2 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Krenn, J., Mergili, M. (2016): The mass movement routing tool r.randomwalk and its functionalities for parameter sensitivity analysis and optimization. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 12808.

Krenn, J., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Frattini, P., Pudasaini, S. P. (2016): Optimizing the parameterization of mass flow models. In: Aversa, S., Cascini, L., Picarelli, L., Scavia, C. (eds): Landslides and Engineered Slopes. Experience, Theory and Practice. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium of Landslides, Napoli, Italy, 12-19 June 2016: 1195–1203. CRC Press, Boca Raton, London, New York, Leiden.

Marchelli, M., Pirulli, M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Debris flow impact on mitigation barriers: a new method for particle-fluid-structure interactions. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 11730.

Mergili, M., Benedikt, M., Krenn, J., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): r.avaflow & r.randomwalk: two complementary and comprehensive open source GIS simulation tools for the propagation of rapid geophysical mass flows. Proceedings of the Open Source Geospatial Research & Education Symposium (OGRS) 2016, Perugia, Italy, 12 - 14 October 2016, PeerJ Preprints 4:e2224v2.

Mergili, M., Queiroz de Oliveira, G., Fischer, J.-T., Krenn, J., Kulisch, H., Malcherek, A., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): r.avaflow, the GIS simulation model for avalanche and debris flows: new developments and challenges. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 6825.

Oetjen, J., Engel, M., Brückner, H., Pudasaini, S.P., Schüttrumpf, H. (2016): Enhanced field observation-based physical and numerical modelling of tsunami-induced boulder transport – Phase 1: Physical experiments. ICCE 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.

Oetjen, J., Engel, M., May, S.M., Schüttrumpf, H., Brückner, H., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Tsunami-induced boulder transport-combining physical experiments and numerical modelling. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 5810.

Pudasaini, S. P., Fischer, J.-T. (2016): A new two-phase erosion-deposition model for mass flows. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 4424.

Queiroz de Oliveira, G., Kulisch, H., Malcherek, A., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2016): Density Estimations in Laboratory Debris Flow Experiments. Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016: 9023.

2015

Fellin, W., Ostermann, A., Staggl, G. (2015): An extension of the Savage-Hutter gravity driven granular flow model on arbitrary topography in 1D. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015: 10228.

Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Fellin, W., Ostermann, A., Pudasaini, S.P. (2015): An advanced open source computational framework for the GIS-based simulation of two-phase mass flows and process chains. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015.

Mergili, M. (2015): Pushing the frontiers of GIS-based modelling of mountain hazards. Jahrestagung der Schweizerischen Geomorphologischen Gesellschaft 2015, Innertkirchen, June 17-19, 2015.

Oetjen, J., Engel, M., Effkemann, C., May, S.M., Pudasaini, S.P., Wöffler, T., Aizinger, V., Schüttrumpf, H., Brückner, H. (2015): Numerical modelling of tsunami scenarios for the island of Bonaire (Leeward Antilles). 4th International Tsunami Field Symposium, Programme and Abstract Book: 81-85.

Pudasaini, S.P. (2015): A novel mechanical model for phase-separation in debris flows. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015: 2915.

Queiroz de Oliveira, G., Kulisch, H., Fischer, J.-T., Scheidl, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2015): Tracking of Laboratory Debris Flow Fronts with Image Analysis. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 12-17, 2015: 11730.