Requirements Analysis for 3D Ocean Data Visualization using VAPOR

07/28/2011 - 1:00pm to 1:25pm
Main Seminar Room - ML
Karamjeet Khalsa

Karamjeet Khalsa, University of Colorado, Boulder

Abstract: 3D Visualization of ocean data has not typically been convenient for ocean researchers for a variety of reasons. Primarily, this has been because of long wait times associated with rendering high-resolution 3D visualizations, as well as the complexity of the process of preparing the data for visualization.

VAPOR (Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers) is a tool used to visualize large datasets in ways that are interactive and reasonably hardware friendly. Ocean data sets present unique challenges, such as: the data set populates a region below sea surface (negative depths), use of specific projections are used to minimize visual distortions over ocean areas, and data is uniquely formatted within the data files themselves.

In this project, we developed a streamlined method for converting ocean data files to VAPOR Data format so that the ocean data can be visualized in VAPOR, which will act as a powerful tool for data exploration and analysis of ocean data.

Video replay of the presentation

Please install the Flash Plug-in or click here for non-flash supported devices.

Download the entire presentation (right-click/save link as)

Presented on July 28, 2011 at NCAR