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Welcome to the ANUGA Inundation Modelling Project (Powered by Subversion and Trac 0.8.1)

Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University are developing a hydrodynamic inundation modelling tool called ANUGA to help simulate the impact of hydrological hazards. The core of ANUGA is a fluid dynamics module, which is based on a finite-volume method for solving the Shallow Water Wave Equation. The study area is represented by a mesh of triangular cells. By solving the governing equation within each cell, water depth and horizontal momentum are tracked over time.

A major capability of ANUGA is that it can model the process of wetting and drying as water enters and leaves an area. This means that it is suitable for simulating water flow onto a beach or dry land and around structures such as buildings. ANUGA is also capable of modelling hydraulic jumps due to the ability of the finite-volume method to accommodate discontinuities in the solution.

To set up a particular scenario the user specifies the geometry (bathymetry and topography), the initial water level (stage), boundary conditions such as tide, and any forcing terms that may drive the system such as gravity, wind stress or rainfall.

Most ANUGA components are written in the object-oriented programming language Python. See for more background on ANUGA.


This is the Main Wiki Page for the ANUGA Software Development Project.

ANUGA is a collaboration between the Risk Assessment Methods Project at Geoscience Australia and Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University.

  • The project is monitored through the TracTimeline and the TracRoadmap.
    • Sourge code is viewed by collaborators through Browse Source
    • Issues, requests and bug reports are lodged through the TracTickets system.
    • Links to relevant resources are maintain on this page [WikiStart] <!-- #! * Online and bulletins are conducted through the TracWiki. Main wiki pages are #! * ProjectPlan: High level planning for the ANUGA development #! * DesignForum: Ideas regarding the software design #! * ApplicationIssues: Discussions regarding applications of ANUGA --!>

See TracWiki for details on how to create wiki pages.

Software Repository (Subversion)
GA Inundation Modelling Project home
TRAC project management site (this page)
Buildbot (Access limited to GA and ANU)

Documentation (updated hourly from the repository)

ANUGA user manual
ANUGA installation guide
ANUGA requirements document


Modsim 2005
AUSGEO News September 2004 - Water Flow Software, Open to all (page 8)
AUSGEO News September 2006 - Modelling answers tsunami questions
ANUGA software download (Since Dec 2006)

Coding Standards

Style Guide for Python (GA version of PEP 8)
Docstring conventions for Python

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