Energy cone

By Jose L. Palma

Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Energy cone calculation on a DEM

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Version 0.6w - published on 12 Apr 2013

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Abstract

The Energy Cone tool is a simple methodology that can be used to estimate the runout and inundation area of pyroclastic density currents, landslides and other mass movements.

This tools creates a simple output with the Energy Cone contour on top of a hillshade image calculated from the DEM. If the DEM is in degrees, a kmz file is created which can be downloaded for visualization with Google Earth.

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  • Jose L. Palma (2013), "Energy cone," https://vhub.org/resources/econe.

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