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.

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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.