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What is ANUGA?

ANUGA (pronounced "AHnooGAH") is open-source software for the simulation of the shallow water equation, in particular it can be used to model tsunamis and floods.

ANUGA is a python package with some C extensions (and an optional fortran extension). At present ANUGA has not been ported to python 3. We recommend using python 2.7

Developed at Geoscience Australia and Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University.

Copyright Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) and Australian National University 2017


For installation instructions, see INSTALL.rst


ANUGA documentation is available in the doc folder. In particular the user_manual

Also helpful information is available noline at

Web sites

The user's site is: The WikiPedia for ANUGA is: The GitHub repository for ANUGA is:

A viewer is available for displaying the ANUGA sww output files. ANUGA viewer repository is:

Mailing Lists

Please see anuga user mailing list here:

Latest source code

The latest development version of ANUGA's sources are is available at:

They can be downloaded as a zip file or using the Git client as follows

git clone (for read only) git clone (to contribute)

For the latter option see e.g. for instructions on how to authenticate using ssh keys.

Bug reports

To search for bugs or report them, please use the ANUGA's Bug Tracker at:

Developer information

If you would like to take part in ANUGA development, take a look at CONTRIBUTING.rst.

License information

See the file LICENSE.txt for information on the history of this software, terms & conditions for usage, and a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.


At the Australian National University:

Stephen Roberts Lead Developer <>

At Geoscience Australia:

Gareth Davies Developer <>