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Thunder Creek Watershed - NOCA Landlab landslide demonstration

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This resource is a subset of the resource below and provides a demonstration of running a landslide model using Landlab for Thunder Creek watershed within North Cascades National Park Complex (NOCA). It allows the adjustment of model input to explore effects on landslide probability, such as fire. The notebook takes 23 min to run straight through.

Bandaragoda, C., A. M. Castronova, J. Phuong, E. Istanbulluoglu, S. S. Nudurupati, R. Strauch, N. Gasparini, E. Hutton, G. Tucker, D. Hobley, K. Barnhart, J. Adams, D. Tarboton, S. Wang, D. Yin (2017). Lowering the barriers to computational modeling of Earth’s surface: coupling Jupyter Notebooks with Landlab, HydroShare, and CyberGIS for research and education, HydroShare,

When you open this resource with the CUAHSI JupyterHub server (upper right, click on Open With, Select JupyterHub NCSA), you will launch a Welcome Notebook that will connect you to the CyberGIS virtual machine on the ROGER super computer at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. When you execute (Run Step 1 and Step 2 only) in the Jupyter Notebook cells on the Welcome Notebook, you will download related data and Notebooks designed to explore hydrologic research problem solving using data and model integration in HydroShare . Skip Step 3 "Welcome" tutorial steps unless you want to explore how to do work and Save back to HydroShare.

The problem: Researchers need a modeling workflow that is flexible for developing their own code, with easy access to distributed datasets, shared on a common platform for coupling multiple models, usable by science colleagues, with easy publication of data, code, and scientific studies.

The emerging solution: Collaborate with the CUAHSI HydroShare community to use and contribute to water data software and hardware tools, so that you can focus on your science, be efficient with your time and resources, and build on existing research in multiple domains of water science.

This is a Watershed Dynamics Model developed by the Watershed Dynamics Research Group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Washington for the Thunder Creek basin in the Skagit Watershed, WA, USA in collaboration with CUAHSI.

The landslide model was originally derived from a reproducible demonstration of the landslide modeling results from: Strauch, R., Istanbulluoglu, E., Nudurupati, S. S., Bandaragoda, C., Gasparini, N. M., and Tucker, G. E.: A hydro-climatological approach to predicting regional landslide probability using Landlab, Earth Surf. Dynam. 6, 49-75,, 2018.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
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Decimal degrees
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Thunder Creek in North Cascades National Park
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Related Resources

This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Landlab Tutorials GSA 2017 Christina Norton · Erkan Istanbulluoglu · Greg Tucker · Nicole Gasparini  Private &  Shareable None
Landlab Tutorials GSA 2017 Jezra Beaulieu  Private &  Shareable None


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation CBET Environmental Sustainability Program 1336725


People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Jimmy Phuong University of Washington Washington, US

How to Cite

Strauch, R., C. Bandaragoda, E. Istanbulluoglu, S. S. Nudurupati, N. Gasparini, G. Tucker (2018). Thunder Creek Watershed - NOCA Landlab landslide demonstration, HydroShare,

This resource is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY.


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