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meteorological data fields 'in perspective'Perspective display techniques can be applied to meteorological data sets to aid in their interpretation. Examples of a perspective display procedure applied to satellite and aircraft visible and infrared image pairs and to stereo cloud-top height analyses are presented. The procedure uses a sophisticated shading algorithm that produces perspective images with greatly improved comprehensibility when compared with the wire-frame perspective displays that have been used in the past. By changing the 'eye-point' and 'view-point' inputs to the program in a systematic way, movie loops that give the impression of flying over or through the data field have been made. This paper gives examples that show how several kinds of meteorological data fields are more effectively illustrated using the perspective technique.
Document ID
19850062124
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hasler, A. F.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Pierce, H.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Morris, K. R.
(General Software Corp. Landover, MD, United States)
Dodge, J.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: American Meteorological Society, Bulletin
Volume: 66
ISSN: 0003-0007
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other