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DOI 10.1007/s12665-014-3785-5
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Title (Primary) TESSIN VISLab—laboratory for scientific visualization
Author Bilke, L. ORCID logo ; Fischer, T.; Helbig, C.; Krawczyk, C.; Nagel, T.; Naumov, D.; Paulick, S.; Rink, K.; Sachse, A.; Schelenz, S.; Walther, M.; Watanabe, N.; Zehner, B.; Ziesch, J.; Kolditz, O. ORCID logo
Source Titel Environmental Earth Sciences
Year 2014
Department OESA; ENVINF; MET
Volume 72
Issue 10
Page From 3881
Page To 3899
Language englisch
Keywords Virtual reality ; Visualization; Computer graphics; Data exploration; Hydrological processes; Geotechnics; Seismic data; OpenGeoSys; VISLAB
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Abstract Scientific visualization is an integral part of the modeling workflow, enabling researchers to understand complex or large data sets and simulation results. A high-resolution stereoscopic virtual reality (VR) environment further enhances the possibilities of visualization. Such an environment also allows collaboration in work groups including people of different backgrounds and to present results of research projects to stakeholders or the public. The requirements for the computing equipment driving the VR environment demand specialized software applications which can be run in a parallel fashion on a set of interconnected machines. Another challenge is to devise a useful data workflow from source data sets onto the display system. Therefore, we develop software applications like the OpenGeoSys Data Explorer, custom data conversion tools for established visualization packages such as ParaView and Visualization Toolkit as well as presentation and interaction techniques for 3D applications like Unity. We demonstrate our workflow by presenting visualization results for case studies from a broad range of applications. An outlook on how visualization techniques can be deeply integrated into the simulation process is given and future technical improvements such as a simplified hardware setup are outlined.
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Bilke, L., Fischer, T., Helbig, C., Krawczyk, C., Nagel, T., Naumov, D., Paulick, S., Rink, K., Sachse, A., Schelenz, S., Walther, M., Watanabe, N., Zehner, B., Ziesch, J., Kolditz, O. (2014):
TESSIN VISLab—laboratory for scientific visualization
Environ. Earth Sci. 72 (10), 3881 - 3899 10.1007/s12665-014-3785-5