Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1029–1049, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1029-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1029–1049, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1029-2021

Research article 18 Mar 2021

Research article | 18 Mar 2021

DebrisFlow Predictor: an agent-based runout program for shallow landslides

Richard Guthrie and Andrew Befus

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In order to address a need for a debris flow or debris avalanche model that can be applied regionally with relatively few inputs, we developed and present herein an agent-based landslide-simulation model called DebrisFlow Predictor. DebrisFlow Predictor is a fully predictive, probabilistic debris flow runout model. It produces realistic results and can be applied easily to entire regions. We hope that the model will provide useful insight into hazard and risk assessments where it is applicable.
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