Fakultät Informatik

Visualization of numerical weather forecasts




Several topics for B.Sc./M.Sc. theses are available in the context of the DFG collaborative research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) " Waves to Weather" (2015-2019) with the goal to improve the visualization of meteorological data. Topics cover a range of computer graphics and visualization issues from 3D rendering to uncertainty visualization. They mostly include work with the open-source 3D ensemble visualization tool " Met.3D" that is being developed in our working group:

 Met.3D repository on Bitbucket


Current topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Cloud rendering for the exploration of numerical atmospheric simulations
  • Integration of global illumination techniques into Met.3D
  • Integration of advanced direct volume rendering techniques into Met.3D
  • 3D label placement algorithms
  • Advanced stream line and path line rendering for meteorological applications
  • A seamless Met.3D - Metview interface
  • A seamless Met.3D - Python interface
  • Integration of terrain rendering techniques into Met.3D to visualize how air streams interact with orography

The topics will allow collaboration with meteorological institutions participating in Waves to Weather.

Please  contact me if you are interested in interactive visualization, interested in the application "meteorology", and have experience in C++ and OpenGL. I'm happy to provide more information on the possibilities.



 Marc Rautenhaus



Bachelor and Master thesis in the following areas:
- A remote rendering system for point cloud data (in collaboration with industry)

- Deep learning for improved weather forecasting

- Learning trajectory clustering using neural network
- Learning Level-of-Detail representations for point clouds

- In collaboration with partners from industry, we have a number of thesis topics available in the area of point-based rendering, geo-localization using public data, scene fusion from different viewpoints. If you are interested, please contact  westermann(at)tum.de


- One PhD position on   Turbulence Visualization is available at the Computer Graphics & Visualization group.