Posts Tagged ‘ncar’

Visualizations show Hurricane Katrina gaining power

by Randall Handon January 6, 2012
As part of a new planetarium show called “Dynamic Earth”, the NCSA working with NCAR to visualize terabytes of data related to the devastating Katrina hurricane.  The result is this beautiful, if not a bit scary, visualization of one of the worst hurricanes to land on US shores. A hurricane research team at the Earth […]

Gulf Oil Spill: Visualizing Simulation Predictions

by Randall Handon June 9, 2010
As the Deepwater Horizon continues to spill oil out into the Gulf of Mexico and BP’s best efforts still a few months away from completely stopping the flow, several people are asking “Just how far will the oil slick grow?”  Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have run some of their best […]

NCAR’s VAPOR 1.5.2 Released

by Randall Handon December 10, 2009
For all of you visualization scientists out there, NCAR has just released version 1.5.2 of their multiresolution analysis tool VAPOR.  In addition to several bug fixes, they’ve added a few new features: Improved support for transparency VAPOR now provides limited support for display of semi-transparent surfaces. Multiple two-dimensional semi-transparent surfaces (Probe, 2DData, and Image) will […]