Also known as
Model type Modular
Model part of larger framework LandLab
Note on status model
Date note status model
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Watershed-Scale, Reach-Scale, Patch-Scale
Model domain Terrestrial
One-line model description Landlab component that models soil creep as a linear diffusion process
Extended model description LinearDiffuser is a Landlab component that models soil creep using an explicit finite-volume solution to a 2D diffusion equation.

hillslope, Hillslope Model, soil creep, diffusion,

Name Greg Tucker
Type of contact Project manager
Institute / Organization University of Colorado
Postal address 1 Campus Box 399
Postal address 2
Town / City Boulder
Postal code 80309
State Colorado
Country United States
Email address gtucker-at-colorado-dot-eduURIs of the form "gtucker-at-colorado-dot-edu" are not allowed.

Name Dan Hobley
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Cardiff University
Postal address 1
Postal address 2
Town / City
Postal code
Country United States
Email address

Supported platforms
Unix, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
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Programming language


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Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 2013
Does model development still take place? Yes
If above answer is no, provide end year model development
Code development status Active
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 BSD or MIT X11
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time

Describe input parameters soil creep coefficient; initial topography
Input format ASCII
Other input format
Describe output parameters elevation; slope gradient; soil unit discharge
Output format ASCII
Other output format
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 Disturbance-driven soil creep (or other processes that can be represented by 2D diffusion).
Describe key physical parameters and equations
Describe length scale and resolution constraints
Describe time scale and resolution constraints
Describe any numerical limitations and issues

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Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers?
Is there a manual available? No
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Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant Yes
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component No but possible
Is this a data component
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Model info
Greg Tucker
Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 141
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.14
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Nr. of publications: 1
Total citations: 141
h-index: 1
m-quotient: 0.14

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
Hobley, Daniel E. J.; Adams, Jordan M.; Nudurupati, Sai Siddhartha; Hutton, Eric W. H.; Gasparini, Nicole M.; Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Tucker, Gregory E.; 2017. Creative computing with Landlab: an open-source toolkit for building, coupling, and exploring two-dimensional numerical models of Earth-surface dynamics. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 21–46. 10.5194/esurf-5-21-2017
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