Joint Seminar: From Desktop- to Web-based: Visualization and Data Analysis in the Earth Sciences

As the size of data generated from numerical simulations continues to increase, scientific visualization is playing an ever important role in assisting the scientists to obtain insight into the simulation output. I the first part of the talk, I will overview
state-of-the-art visualization and data analysis methods and provide example cases from my work at the CEN Climate Visualization Laboratory.
In the second part of the talk, I will focus on web-based visualisation methods and tools. Seamless, interactive 3D data rendering on the Web became possible in recent years with the introduction of the WebGL technology. The evolution and consolidation of WebGL has shifted the scope of web-based applications from small spatial entities to big scale, dynamic data. For example, during the previous year, Kitware have ported core features of their Visualization Toolkit -the library ParaView is based on- to WebGL, including data analysis and advanced visualization algorithms. I will discuss the current opportunities and technical challenges posed by web-based visualisation with a special focus on climate data. Finally, I will detail the design of the interactive Lithological Map Viewer, our WebGL implementation of the high resolution GLiM v1.1 Global Lithological Map database.




13:30 h


Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg


Felicia Brisc, Climate Visualization Laboratory, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), University of Hamburg


Wiebke Schubotz

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