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Dune-Ash is a DUNE application providing an interactive simulation of the ash transport after a volcano erruption in Europe.

Step by step, one can position the volcano, draw a windfield, choose the strength of the ash spreading over Europe and finally watch the simulation live on screen.

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MPE at Deutsches Technikmuseum

As a part of the exhibition: Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE), Dune-Ash will be shown at the Deutschs Technikmuseum Berlin. The opening of the exhibition will be the 27th of March.


Freiburg Science Fair 2013

Dune-Ash will be presented on this years Freiburg Science Fair, which is held on July 12th and 13th on the Cathedral Square in Freiburg.


Dune-Ash awarded as a winning module of the MPE Competition

We are proud to announce that Dune-Ash is a winning module of the Competition of Modules for the Open Source MPE Exhibition. Among 29 contributions Dune-Ash was awarded the second prize. The awarding ceremony took place on the opening of the MPE 2013 program at UNESCO headquaters in Paris on March 5th, 2013.

The competition is part of the program Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE 2013), an intiative by the UNESCO, the IMU (International Mathematical Union), and the EMS (European Mathematical Society).



This project was originally developed in June/July 2011 for the Freiburger Wissenschaftsmarkt (Freiburg Science Fair).

In 2012 it was overhauled for the participation in the MPE 2013 competition. Especially the user interface was redesigned for a natural experience on touch screen monitors.


  • Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kröner: idea, supervision
  • Janick Gerstenberger, David Nies and Axel Pfeiffer: visualization, scripts, user interface
  • Dr. Robert Klöfkorn support and problem adaptation in DUNE
  • Tobias Malkmus: visualisation, problem adaptation in DUNE
  • Dr. Martin Nolte: software and user interface design, support and problem adaptation in DUNE
  • Theresa Strauch: problem adaptation in DUNE and organization
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