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DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2970-2
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Title (Primary) Visualisation strategies for environmental modelling data
Author Rink, K.; Bilke, L. ORCID logo ; Kolditz, O. ORCID logo
Source Titel Environmental Earth Sciences
Year 2014
Department ENVINF
Volume 72
Issue 10
Page From 3857
Page To 3868
Language englisch
Keywords Computer graphics; Visualisation; Virtual reality; Hydrology; OpenGeoSys Data Explorer
UFZ wide themes TERENO; RU5;
Abstract We present a framework that allows users to apply a number of strategies to view and modify a wide range of environmental data sets for the modelling of natural phenomena. These data sets can be concurrently visualised to find inconsistencies or artefacts. This ensures at an early stage that models set up for the simulation of hydrological or thermal processes will not give implausible results due to complications based on input data. A number of generally applicable visualisation techniques are provided by our framework to help researchers detect potential problems. We also propose a number of mapping algorithms for the integration of multiple data sets to resolve some of the most common issues. Techniques for the presentation of input- and modelling data in combination with simulation results are proposed with respect to the benefits of visualisation of environmental data within specialised environments. The complete workflow from input data to presentation is demonstrated based on a case study in Central Germany. We identify typical problems, propose approaches for a suitable data integration for this case study and compare results of the original and modified data sets.
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Rink, K., Bilke, L., Kolditz, O. (2014):
Visualisation strategies for environmental modelling data
Environ. Earth Sci. 72 (10), 3857 - 3868 10.1007/s12665-013-2970-2