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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


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., Frank, B., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Lessons learned from simulations on the 1962 and 1970 mass flow events at Nevado Huascarán (Peru) with r.avaflow. Geomorphology, submitted manuscript.

Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Interaction of two-phase debris flows with obstacles. Engineering Geology, submitted manuscript.

Kafle, J., Kattel, P., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Tuladar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Submarine landslide and tsunami impact on submarine obstacles. Acta Mechanica, submitted manuscript.

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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2018

Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Juřicová, A., Cochachin, A., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): How well 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, in press. doi:10.1002/esp.4318

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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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Rauter, M., Fischer, J.-T., Fellin, W., Kofler, A. (2016): Snow avalanche friction relation based on extended kinetic theory. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16: 2325-2345.

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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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Monographs and encyclopedia articles

2017

Allen, S.K., Frey, H., Huggel, C., Bründl, M., Chiarle, M., Clague, J.J., Cochachin, A., Cook, S., Deline, P., Geertsema, M., Giardino, M., Haeberli, W., Kääb, A., Kargel, J., Klimeš, J., Krautblatter, M., McArdell, B., Mergili, M., Petrakov, D., Portocarrero, C., Reynolds, J., Schneider, D. (2017): Assessment of Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountain Regions - Technical Guidance Document. Standing Group on Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountains (GAPHAZ) of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) and the International Permafrost Association (IPA), Zurich, Lima. 72 pp.

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2016

Mergili, M. (2016): Observation and Spatial Modeling of Snow- and Ice-Related Mass Movement Hazards. Natural Hazard Science: Oxford Research Encyclopedias. 60 p. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.70

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Contributions to conferences

2018

Wijaya, I.P.K., Mergili, M., Zangerl, C., Straka, W., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Reconstruction and back-calculation of the Banjarnegara landslide, Indonesia. Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 19077.

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Mergili, M., Frey, H., Emmer, A., Fischer, Cochachin, A., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Revisiting the catastrophic 1941 outburst flood of Lake Palcacocha (Cordillera Blanca, Peru). Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 7569.

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Mergili, M., Emmer, A., Fischer, J.-T., Huggel, C., Pudasaini, S.P. (2018): Computer simulations of complex cascading landslide processes: what can we do and what can we learn? Geophysical Research Abstracts 20, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018: 10505.

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2017

Wijaya, I.P.K., Zangerl, C., Straka, W., Mergili, M., Pudasaini, S.P., Arifianti, Y. (2017): 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.

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Pudasaini, S.P., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M. (2017): 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: 5030-1.

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Mergili, M., Huggel, C., Emmer, A., Frank, B., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Simulation of Geomorphic Process Chains in Mountain Areas: Progress and Challenges. 9th International Conference on Geomorphology, New Delhi, India, 6-11 November 2017.

Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): Process chain modelling with r.avaflow: lessons learned for multi-hazard analysis. In: Mikoš, M., Tiwari, B., Yin, Y., Sassa, K. (eds.): Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides - Proceedings of the 4th World Landslide Forum (WLF4), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29 May - 2 June 2017, Volume 2 Advances in Landslide Science, Set 1: 565-572. Springer, Cham.

Mergili, M. (2017): Integrated simulation of high-mountain process chains with open source GIS. geomorph.at Annual Meeting, Johnsbach, Austria, 28-29 September 2017.

Mergili, M. (2017): Integrated simulation of high-mountain process chains. SGmG Annual Meeting, Zermatt, Switzerland, 30 August - 1 September 2017.

Krenn, J., Zangerl, C., Mergili, M. (2017): 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.

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Kofler, A., Fischer, J.-T., Hellweger, V., Huber, A., Mergili, M., Pudasaini, S.P., Fellin, W., Oberguggenberger, M. (2017): Bayesian inference in mass flow simulations - from back calculation to prediction. Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017: 15720.

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Kattel, P., Kafle, J., Fischer, J.-T., Mergili, M., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): 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.

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Kafle, J., Kattel, P., Mergili, M., Fischer, J.-T., Tuladhar, B.M., Pudasaini, S.P. (2017): 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.

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Fischer, J.-T., Pudasaini, S.P., Mergili, M. (2017): 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: 5062-1.

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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.