The software package ASAGI can be used to map gridded material properties of the domain to the mesh used for a SeisSol simulation. As an input a netcdf file with x-y-z coordinates and corresponding material properties \((\rho,\mu, \lambda )\) is required. By using asagiconv in a pre-processing step, it is also possible to create a netcdf file containing the velocity model directly from the Community Velocity Model (CVM-H).

Installing ASAGI

Be careful that the python and gcc package is the same as for the compilation of SeisSol in a later step!

example on SuperMuc

  • load the following modules (order matters!)
module load
module load netcdf/mpi
module load hdf5/mpi/1.8.18
module load intel/17.0
module load gcc
module load cmake
  • get the repository

On a cluster without restricted access to outside sources, you could then clone the repository using:

git clone --recursive

On supermuc, you have to set up port forwarding as described in Compiling and running SeisSol on Supermuc.

Then you can clone the project with

git clone

followed by running fix_submodules to clone and set up the submodules.

  • set compiler options:
export FC=mpif90
export CXX=mpiCC
export CC=mpicc
  • install:
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<path_to_ASAGI>/build
make -j8
make install
  • set the following paths
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=<path_to_ASAGI>/build/lib/pkgconfig
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=<path_to_ASAGI>/build/lib

building SeisSol with ASAGI support

Simply add the following lines to the scons parameter file and make sure you use the same python and gcc package as for the compilation with ASAGI.


Known issues: “can not find Asagi” while compiling SeisSol

There are a couple of options that can be checked:

  • Is SeisSol compiled with a different python package?
  • Are the paths to ASAGI correctly included? Check echo $PKG_CONFIG_PATH and echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  • When re-installing ASAGI again it might also help to remove the temporary files .sconf_temp/ and .sconsign.dblite within the SeisSol folder

generating the netcdf input file

using asagiconv

Asagiconv (Located here) allow querying data, visualising and exporting to netcdf data from the 3D Velocity Model for Southern California. For more detail, see ASAGI docu.

velocity models given as structured grids

Asagi expects a 3d structured grid netcdf file. Such a file can be generated from an ASCII file using the command: ncgen -b asagi_example.txt
Here is a typical example for the ASCII file:
netcdf asagi_example {
  compound material {
    float rho ;
    float mu ;
    float lambda ;
  }; // material
    x = 3 ; // Number of points in x-direction
    y = 2 ; // Number of points in y-direction
    z = 1 ; // Number of points in z-direction
    float x(x) ;
    float y(y) ;
    float z(z);
    material data(z, y, x) ;
  x = 2, 2.5, 3 ; // Grid points in x-direction (must have the same spacing)
  y = -1, 0 ; // Grid points in y-direction (must have the same spacing)
  z = 0 ; // Grid points in z-direction (must have the same spacing)

  data =
  {1, -1, 10}, // rho,mu,lambda for x0, y0, z0
  {2, -2, 11}, // rho,mu,lambda for x1, y0, z0
  {3, -3, 12}, // rho,mu,lambda for x2, y0, z0
  {4, -4, 13}, // rho,mu,lambda for x0, y1, z0
  {5, -5, 14}, // rho,mu,lambda for x1, y1, z0
  {6, -6, 15} ; // rho,mu,lambda for x2, y1, z0

Additionally, the netcdf file can be directly created using matlab or python.

SeisSol parameter file

A simple example file setting the elastic properties using EASI can be found here.

Such a file would be called adding in the namelist equation:

MaterialFileName = 101_asagi.yaml

Further information

For further information, the use of asagiconv and asagi and its compilation, please see: ASAGI docu.

Known issues

There is a bug when using ASAGI with MPI. A workaround is described in