Landlab modeling framework and use cases

2019 Cyberseminar Series

Presenter(s):
Sai S. Nudurupati / University of Washington
Amanda Manaster / University of Washington
Christina Bandaragoda / University of Washington
Erkan Istanbulluoglu / University of Washington

Talk Description

Landlab is an open-source Python toolkit that provides a modeling environment for building 2D numerical Earth surface models. This toolkit is designed to accelerate the development of new process-based models by providing: tools to create a grid; data structures for storing and managing data on the grid; and easy-to-use plotting and visualization functions. In this cyberseminar, we will walk through the basics of Landlab using HydroShare, including a simple example of an Earth surface model. In addition, we will provide two more water-specific examples—an Overland Flow example and an Ecohydrology example—for further independent exploration. We will discuss the two additional examples in detail during WaterHackWeek. No prior experience is required, but a basic understanding of HydroShare and Python is helpful. 

CUAHSI's 2019 Cyberseminar Series: Waterhackweek

Hosted by CUAHSI and University of Washington

Studies of water and environmental systems are becoming increasingly complex and require the integration of knowledge across multiple domains. At the same time, technological advances have enabled the collection of massive quantities of data for studying earth system changes. Fully leveraging these datasets and software tools requires fundamentally new approaches in the way researchers store, access and process data. Waterhackweek, supported by the National Science Foundation Cybertraining program, serves the national interest by motivating a culture shift within the hydrologic and more broadly earth science communities toward open and reproducible software practices that will enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and increase capacity for addressing complex science challenges around the availability, risks and use of water. This cyberseminar series consists of presentations from the Cybertraining investigators and research software developers, each focusing on a specific water-related use cases, tool, or library. Topics will consist of both introductory and advanced concepts that are relevant to a wide range of water and informatics use-cases, e.g. publishing large datasets, running numerical models, organizing collaborative research projects, and meeting journal requirements by following open data standards. The goal of the 2019 series is to prepare the incoming Waterhackweek (March 25-29, 2019) participants for the in-person capstone event in which their skills and creativity will be used to address natural hazards, however, these topics and technologies are also relevant to the broader water science community. We welcome all undergraduate, graduate, and early career scientists to join us in this public cyberseminar series.