Numerical Modeling

The recent numerical modeling methods (such as cellular automata models) represent an innovative solution for the simulation of events characterized by fluid-dynamic behavior (debris flows, avalanches, lava flows, etc.). By these models, forecasting analysis can be provided in order to evaluate the effects on mankind induced by such phenomena.

Suitable computational algorithms, developed by NHAZCA in collaboration with the University of Calabria (Italy), can be adopted to forecast the evolution of single events and to provide susceptibility analysis at the drainage basin scale.


Bozzano F., Cipriani I., Esposito C., Martino S., Mazzanti P., Prestininzi A., Rocca A., Scarascia Mugnozza G., 2013. Landslide risk reduction by coupling monitoring and numerical modeling. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment – Book Series (6), Casa Editrice Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, pp. 315-322, DOI: 10.4408/IJEGE.2013-06.B-29.
Avolio M.V., Di Gregorio S., Lupiano V., Mazzanti P., 2013. SCIDDICA-SS3: a new version of cellular automata model for simulating fast moving landslides. The Journal of Supercomputing, March 2013.