Python surface process framework on highly scalable unstructured meshes
Quagmire is a Python surface process framework for building erosion and deposition models on highly parallel, decomposed structured and unstructured meshes.
Quagmire is structured into three major classes that inherit methods and attributes from lower tiers.
The Surface Processes class inherits from the Topography class, which in turn inherits from TriMesh or PixMesh depending on the type of mesh.
Numpy and a fortran compiler, preferably gfortran, are required to install Quagmire.
python setup.py build
- If you change the fortran compiler, you may have to add the
config_fc --fcompiler=<compiler name>when setup.py is run (see docs for numpy.distutils).
- If you change the fortran compiler, you may have to add the flags
python setup.py install
Running this code requires the following packages to be installed:
- Petsc 3.7.x and above
- Numpy 1.9 and above
- Scipy 0.15 and above
- h5py (optional - for saving parallel data)
- Matplotlib (optional - for visualisation)
PETSc is used extensively via the Python frontend, petsc4py. It is required that PETSc be configured and installed on your local machine prior to using Quagmire. You can use pip to install petsc4py and its dependencies.
[sudo] pip install numpy mpi4py [sudo] pip install petsc petsc4py
If that fails you must compile these manually.
This is an optional installation, but it is very useful for saving data that is distributed across multiple processes. If you are compiling HDF5 from source it should be configured with the
CC=/usr/local/mpi/bin/mpicc ./configure --enable-parallel --enable-shared --prefix=<install-directory> make # build the library make check # verify the correctness make install
You can then point to this install directory when you install h5py.
Quagmire is highly scalable. All of the python scripts in the tests subdirectory can be run in parallel, e.g.
mpirun -np 4 python stream_power.py
where the number after the
-np flag specifies the number of processors.
Tutorials with worked examples can be found in the Notebooks subdirectory. These are Jupyter Notebooks that can be run locally. We recommend installing FFmpeg to create videos in some of the notebooks.
The topics covered in the Notebooks include:
- Square mesh
- Elliptical mesh
- Mesh refinement (e.g. Lloyd's mesh improvement)
- Poisson disc sampling
- Single and multiple downhill pathways
- Accumulating flow
Erosion and deposition
- Long-range stream flow models
- Short-range diffusive evolution
- Explicit timestepping and numerical stability
- Landscape equilibrium metrics
- Basement uplift
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