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THE SIGGRAPH 94 DAILY WEATHER FORECAST


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Description:

Interactive 3D visualization has proved its value for finding and understanding problems with numerical simulations of the atmosphere. Scientists are able to scan through large simulations quickly, looking for problems, and then trace back through simulated time to find the root causes of those problems by comparing different model fields and looking at the geometry of those fields from various angles.

This project demonstrates the current two-day forecast of Florida weather, made with the UW-NMS modeling system and visualized using the VIS-5D software. Virtual reality is used to present the high spatial and temporal resolution of numerical weather forecasts.

For more information on the VIS-5D system, click here

Our VIS-AD system is also freely available. Its WWW home page can be accessed here.


Acknowledgements:

This work is supported by NASA grant NAG8-828, and by the National Science Foundation and the Advanced Research Projects Agency under Cooperative Agreement NCR-8919038 with the Corporation for National Research Initiatives.

Collaborators:

Bill Hibbard
Brian Paul
Andre Battaiola
    Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Gregory Tripoli
Peter Pokrandt

    Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Steve Cohen

    Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact:

Bill Hibbard
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Space Science and Engineering Center
    1225 W. Dayton Street
    Madison, WI 53706 USA
whibbard@macc.wisc.edu

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