Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Research article
17 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2018

A lattice grain model of hillslope evolution

Gregory E. Tucker, Scott W. McCoy, and Daniel E. J. Hobley

Model code and software

Landlab Landlab Development Team

Video supplement

GrainHill cellular hillslope model: GIF animations of hillslope evolution G. E. Tucker

Short summary
This article presents a new technique for computer simulation of slope forms. The method provides a way to study how events that disturb soil or turn rock into soil add up over time to produce landforms. The model represents a cross section of a hypothetical landform as a lattice of cells, each of which may represent air, soil, or rock. Despite its simplicity, the model does a good job of simulating a range of common of natural slope forms.