As part of a research paper on real-time volunteer streams we used the 2018 Montecito Mudslide as our driving scenario this summer. Mike Cressey, a grad student in the SIE program, did most of the work of modeling the mudslide using the RAMMS software from Switzerland (under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Landon, Department of Civil Engineering). There were actually 4 different mudslides, and we modeled the Montecito Creek one.

Mike summarized the work and shows the animation in the following video: