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18        <H1>Tsunami Inundation Models for the GOSFORD region</H1>
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24  <a name="introduction"><h2><b>Installing, Running and Changing the Simulation</b></h2></a>
26  This document describes the installation and running of the simulation software.
27  <p>
28  In addition, we show how to change your simulation, add new elevation data, etc, and how to get help if you have trouble.
30  <a name="requirements"><h3><b>Requirements</b></h3></a>
32  The tsunami inundation simulations are based on the Open Source software package called ANUGA.
33  For more information about ANUGA visit <a href=""></a>.
34  <p>
35  ANUGA has been developed and tested under the Windows XP and Linux (Ubuntu, Mint and Red Hat) operating systems. 
36  ANUGA may also be installed on a Windows Vista system and Debian Linux, but these have not been extensively tested.
37  <p>
38  The ANUGA scripts on this DVD require a minimum of 3GB of memory and possibly more, if mesh resolutions are increased. For this reason
39  we recommend using 64 bit Ubuntu Linux as this operating system can use more than 3GB of memory, whereas Windows XP cannot.
41  <a name="installing"><h3><b>Installing ANUGA</b></h3></a>
43  You must install ANUGA according to the <a href="documents/anuga_installation_guide.pdf">Installation Guide</a>.
44  As the installation procedure comprises a number of steps we suggest that it is carried out by someone with a
45  basic understanding of how to install software packages on the operating system of choice.
47  <a name="simulating"><h3><b>How to run a simulation</b></h3></a>
49  This is how you should run the model on this DVD.
50  We assume that you are using Windows and will give examples for that operating system.
51  The translation to Linux should be obvious, but the <a href="#userslist">ANUGA user's mailing list</a>
52  can be used to get help.
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55  <p>
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57  <p>
58  First, it is assumed you have installed the ANUGA software according to the
59  <a href="documents/anuga_installation_guide.pdf">Installation Guide</a>.
60  <p>
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62  <p>
63  Next, you must copy the entire contents of the DVD to a place in your filesystem. Let's assume
64  that you want to put the data into <b>C:\ANUGA</b>. You would do this in a Command Prompt window:
65  <table class="code"><tr><td>
66    C:<br>
67    cd \<br>
68    mkdir ANUGA<br>
69    xcopy /e X:\ ANUGA
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71  <p>
72  Of course, you could just drag all files on the DVD (X:\ is the assumed drive letter) to the desired target directory with Explorer.
73  <p>
74  <hr align="left" width="100">
75  <p>
76  Now you must create an environment variable <b>ANUGADATA</b> that points to the directory you just created:
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80  <p>
81  Doing the above in a Command Prompt window is temporary - if you open another
82  window you will not have the ANUGADATA environment variable defined. To make
83  the variable permanent you must set it in the <b>Start|Settings|Control Panel|System</b>
84  tool (<b>Advanced</b> tab).  See the <a href="documents/anuga_installation_guide.pdf">Installation Guide</a>
85  if you don't know how to do this.
86  <p>
87  <hr align="left" width="100">
88  <p>
89  Next, you prepare and execute the model:
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91    cd C:\ANUGA<br>
92    cd project<br>
93    python<br >
94    python
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96  <p>
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99  This should all run to completion though it may take several days, depending on
100  the hardware used.
101  <p>
102  If you get an error from <font color="red"></font>
103  or <font color="red"></font> look for some explanation in the log
104  files, which you will find under <b>C:\ANUGA\data</b>. Just keep
105  drilling down from that point until you find a directory called <b>outputs</b>.
106  The latest directory in <b>outputs</b> should contain a file called <font color="red">screen_error.txt</font>
107  with an explanation of the error at the end.
108  <p>
109  Once the simulation has completed you may view the results using the ANUGA
110  viewer as described in the <a href="documents/anuga_installation_guide.pdf">Installation Guide</a> 
111  and <a href="documents/anuga_user_manual.pdf">User Manual</a>.  You may also
112  generate rasters suitable for GIS mapping or write dedicated scripts extracting timeseries at selected
113  locations.  Some hints to help you do this are at the <a href="analysis.html">analysis page</a>.
114  <p>
115  The ANUGA <a href="documents/anuga_user_manual.pdf">User Manual</a> describes
116  how to use the ANUGA system in general and provides some examples of its use.
118  <a name="auxscripts"><h3><b>How to extract data from the simulation output files</b></h3></a>
120  After you have run a simulation you may wish to extract information from the generated SWW file.
121  On this disk there are a selection of example analysis scripts that you can use or modify.
122  The <a href="analysis.html">analysis scripts</a> page explains how to use the scripts.
124  <a name="modifications"><h3><b>How to modify a simulation</b></h3></a>
126  After you have run the supplied simulation you may wish to change it in some way, such as adding improved bathymetry data, for example.
127  The <a href="modifications.html">modifications</a> page explains how to do this.
129  <a name="userslist"><h3><b>How to join the ANUGA user's mailing list</b></h3></a>
131  One of the quickest ways to get your ANUGA questions answered is by asking them on the <b>ANUGA-user</b> mailing list.
132  You can <a href="">subscribe to the list</a>
133  and can view the mailing list <a href="">archives</a>.
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135  It costs nothing to register and you can choose to have list mail sent to you as individual emails or have them batched
136  into a few emails per day.  You can unsubscribe at any time through the subscribe link above.
138  <a name="FAQ"><h3><b>Frequently Asked Questions</b></h3></a>
140  There is a <b>Frequently Asked Questions</b> (FAQ) page at
141  <a href=""></a>.
142  Look in there and search the mailing list archives before asking questions on the ANUGA user's mailing list.
143  Someone may already have asked your question!
144  <p>
145  Note that you can edit the FAQ pages, so it is helpful if you can update the FAQ with your question and its answer if you feel
146  it would be helpful to others.
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