Wave Propagation Software, Computational Science, and Reproducible Research
by R. J. LeVeque, University of Washington

Abstract. Wave propagation algorithms are a class of high-resolution finite volume methods for solving hyperbolic partial differential equations arising in diverse applications. The development and use of the CLAWPACK software implementing these methods serves as a case study for a more general discussion of mathematical aspects of software development and the need for more reproducibility in computational research. Sample applications discussed include medical applications of shock waves and geophysical fluid dynamics modeling volcanoes and tsunamis.