Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 379–397, 2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 379–397, 2020

Short communication 26 May 2020

Short communication | 26 May 2020

Short communication: Landlab v2.0: a software package for Earth surface dynamics

Katherine R. Barnhart et al.

Model code and software

landlab/landlab: Mrs. Weasley E. Hutton, K. Barnhart, D. Hobley, G. Tucker, S. Siddhartha Nudurupati, J. Adams, N. M Gasparini, C. Shobe, R. Strauch, J. Knuth, Margauxmouchene, N. Lyons, D. Litwin, R. Glade, Giuseppecipolla95, A. Manaster, Alangston, K. Thyng, and F. Rengers

Short summary
Landlab is a Python package to support the creation of numerical models in Earth surface dynamics. Since the release of the 1.0 version in 2017, Landlab has grown and evolved: it contains 31 new process components, a refactored model grid, and additional utilities. This contribution describes the new elements of Landlab, discusses why certain backward-compatiblity-breaking changes were made, and reflects on the process of community open-source software development.