Fastscape: a fast, versatile and user-friendly landscape evolution model

Fastscape is a Python package that provides a lot a small model components (i.e., processes) to use with the xarray-simlab modeling framework. Those components can readily be combined together in order to create custom Landscape Evolution Models (LEMs).

Routines from the fastscapelib library are used for fast model execution.

Documentation index

Getting Started

API Reference

Help & reference


3-clause (“Modified” or “New”) BSD license. See the LICENSE file for details.


Fastscape is developed at the Earth Surface Process Modelling group of the GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam.

Citing fastscape

If you have used fastscape and would like to cite it in a scientific publication, we would certainly appreciate it (see How to cite fastscape section).