Lahars models

VOLCANBOX  includes LAHARZ (Schilling 1998) to simulate lahar emplacement. LAHARZ is a semi-empirical code for creating hazard-zonation maps that depict estimates of the location and extent of areas inundated by lahars. The input parameters for this model are the Digital Elevation Model and the lahar volume, which provide an automated method for mapping areas of potential lahar inundation. These hazard zones can be displayed in a GIS with other types of volcano hazard information such as the proximal hazard zone, infrastructure, hydrology, and population, as well as contours and shaded relief, to produce volcano hazard-zonation maps. Such maps show the proximity and intersection of potential hazard zones to people and infrastructures.