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Visualization: A pathway to enhanced scientific productivity in the expanding missions of Space and Earth Sciences
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Author and Affiliation:
Szuszczewicz, E. P.(Science Applications International Corp., Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Sciences., McLean, VA United States)
Abstract: The movement toward the solution of problems involving large-scale system science, the ever-increasing capabilities of three-dimensional, time-dependent numerical models, and the enhanced capabilities of 'in situ' and remote sensing instruments bring a new era of scientific endeavor that requires an important change in our approach to mission planning and the task of data reduction and analysis. Visualization is at the heart of the requirements for a much-needed enhancement in scientific productivity as we face these new challenges. This article draws a perspective on the problem as it crosses discipline boundaries from solar physics to atmospheric and ocean sciences. It also attempts to introduce visualization as a new approach to scientific discovery and a tool which expedites and improves our insight into physically complex problems. A set of simple illustrations demonstrates a number of visualization techniques and the discussion emphasizes the trial-and-error and search-and-discover modes that are necessary for the techniques to reach their full potential. Further discussions also point to the importance of integrating data access, management, mathematical operations, and visualization into a single system. Some of the more recent developments in this area are reviewed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1995
Document ID:
19960022569
(Acquired Jun 21, 1996)
Accession Number: 96N25513
Subject Category: GEOSCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Visualization techniques in space and atmospheric sciences; 3-12; (NASA-SP-519); (SEE 19960022568)
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Organization Source: Science Applications International Corp.; Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Sciences.; McLean, VA United States
Description: 10p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: EARTH SCIENCES; SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION; COMPUTER TECHNIQUES; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; DATA MANAGEMENT; DATA REDUCTION; INFORMATION SYSTEMS
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