Also known as Debouche
Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Note on status model
Date note status model
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 1D
Spatial extent Watershed-Scale
Model domain Hydrology, Coastal
One-line model description Stream avulsion model
Extended model description Model stream avulsion as random walk

coastal evolution,

Name Eric Hutton
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of Colorado
Postal address 1
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder
Postal code 80305
State Colorado
Country United States
Email address

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2002
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status As is, no updates are provided
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Apache public license
Program license type other
Memory requirements Minimal
Typical run time Seconds

Describe input parameters Probability density function of stream-avulsion angles
Input format ASCII
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Describe output parameters River positions with time
Output format ASCII
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Pre-processing software needed? No
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Post-processing software needed? No
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Visualization software needed? No
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software

Describe processes represented by the model Stream avulsion over a delta
Describe key physical parameters and equations Distribution of avulsion angles
Describe length scale and resolution constraints Delta-scale
Describe time scale and resolution constraints 100s of years
Describe any numerical limitations and issues

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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers? None
Is there a manual available? No
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant Yes
WMT component Yes
PyMT component Yes
Is this a data component
DOI model 10.1594/IEDA/100091
For model version 2.1
Year version submitted 2011
Link to file
Can be coupled with:

CEM, HydroTrend,

Model info

Nr. of publications: 2
Total citations: 67
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.06

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Nr. of publications: 2
Total citations: 67
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.06

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Hutton, Eric W.H.; Syvitski, James P.M.; 2008. Sedflux 2.0: An advanced process-response model that generates three-dimensional stratigraphy. Computers & Geosciences, 34, 1319–1337. 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.013
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2008 Avulsion
Model overview 67
Hutton, E.W.H.; 2011. Avulsion, version 2.1.. , , 10.1594/IEDA/100091
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2011 Avulsion
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