Reunion volcano museum

The simulator has been dedicated first for the « Cité du volcan » museum of the « Piton de la Fournaise » volcano on Reunion island, near Madagascar. It is one of the most active volcanoes on earth. This vibrant place has been a fantastic setup to build our first application.

Four thematic playgrounds, designed for tactile interface.

1. Volcano « sandbox »

Create eruptions and watch them evolve. Lapilli cone, hornito, cracks can be drop anywhere on the field. Everything is dynamic. The dynamic terrain and fluid simulation allow to divert the lava flows, dig the field...


2. Compare eruptions

Change eruptive parameters such as flow rate, pressure, tilt, cycle or temperature. After a few minutes, you will see lava flows and volcanic structures appear.


3. Fill the Dolomieu

2007, the Dolomieu crater collapses under its own weight. Go through hundreds of eruptions in fast motion to fill in again the crater's 90 millions cubic meters.


4. Managing risk

Choose wisely where to build houses to minimize the risks in the case of eruption ! Then launch an eruption to see safest places.

Related articles

Articles and news concerning the simulator on the museum website and in Reunion newspapers. - Simulation d’éruptions volcaniques en 3D - La cité du volcan inaugure un simulateur d'éruptions - La cité du volcan souffle sa première bougie


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