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Basement is a numerical simulation software developed at the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) at Zurich, Switzerland. The purpose of the software is to provide a software tool for numerical modeling of environmental flow and natural hazard events.


Licence text can be found at beginning of user manual (see


Upcoming modulesystem change alert!

Due to large number of applications and their versions it is not practical to keep them explicitly listed at our wiki pages. Therefore an upgrade of modulefiles is underway. A feature of this upgrade will be the existence of default module for every application. This default choice does not need version number and it will load some (usually latest) version.

You can test the new version now by adding a line

source /cvmfs/

to your script before loading a module. Then, you can list all versions of basement and load default version of basement as

module avail basement/ # list available modules
module load basement   # load (default) module

If you wish to keep up to the current system, it is still possible. Simply list all modules by

module avail basement

and choose explicit version you want to use.

Notice: This application can be used with graphical interface. To use the application in graphical mode see Remote desktop or X-Window system.