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Validation of numerical models of spreading of muddy debris flows

Validation of numerical models of spreading of muddy debris-flows by comparison with field data and progress in the definition of domains of validity, model capabilities and deficiencies:

The result of this action is a numerical model of spreading of muddy debris-flows that has now been widely tested by comparison with observations of field events. This model has shown good capacities to represent natural events and its domain of validity and level of accuracy are now well defined. Associated to its interface with GIS Arcview, the model can now be used by a large number of field engineers. This will be possible due to the organisation of some common use with field engineers and the organisation of courses.

The expected benefit is some improvement of hazard assessment by the use of a powerful tool rather than simply by expertise. The model clearly should be of some help to decision makers.

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