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Title (Primary) A virtual geographic environment for multi-compartment water and solute dynamics in large catchments
Author Rink, K.; Nixdorf, E.; Zhou, C.; Hillmann, M.; Bilke, L.;
Journal Journal of Hydrology
Year 2020
Department ENVINF;
Volume 582
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T53;
Keywords Environmental information system; Virtual reality; OpenGeoSys; Water resources management; Poyang Lake
Abstract We propose a visualisation framework for data exploration, analysis and presentation of complex hydrological studies in large catchments. This furthers a deeper understanding of the interrelations between the included datasets, allows for discussions among researchers from different disciplines and is the basis for illustrating complex phenomena to stakeholders or the interested public. Based on the 162,000 km2 catchment of Poyang Lake, the largest freshwater lake in China, we developed a Virtual Geographic Environment that combines a wide range of 2D and 3D observation data sets with simulation results from both an OpenGeoSys groundwater model and a COAST2D hydrodynamic model visualising water and solute dynamics within and across hydrologic reservoirs. The system aims for a realistic presentation of the investigation area and implements approaches of scientific visualisation to illustrate interesting aspects of multi-variate data in intuitive ways. It employs easy-to-learn interaction techniques for navigation, animation, and access to linked data sets from external sources, such as time series data or websites, to function as an environmental information system for any region of interest.
ID 22670
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=22670
Rink, K., Nixdorf, E., Zhou, C., Hillmann, M., Bilke, L. (2020):
A virtual geographic environment for multi-compartment water and solute dynamics in large catchments
J. Hydrol. 582 , art. 124507