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Virtual Hydrology Observatory: An Immersive Visualization of Hydrology Modeling

Su, Simon and Cruz-Neira, Carolina and Habib, Emad and Gerndt, Andreas (2009) Virtual Hydrology Observatory: An Immersive Visualization of Hydrology Modeling. In: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2009, 7238. 21st Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conference on the Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality, January 18 - 22, 2009, San Jose, CA, USA. ISBN 9780819474889

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Abstract

The Virtual Hydrology Observatory will provide students with the ability to observe the integrated hydrology simulation with an instructional interface by using a desktop based or immersive virtual reality setup. It is the goal of the virtual hydrology observatory application to facilitate the introduction of field experience and observational skills into hydrology courses through innovative virtual techniques that mimic activities during actual field visits. The simulation part of the application is developed from the integrated atmospheric forecast model: Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF), and the hydrology model: Gridded Surface/Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis (GSSHA). Both the output from WRF and GSSHA models are then used to generate the final visualization components of the Virtual Hydrology Observatory. The various visualization data processing techniques provided by VTK are 2D Delaunay triangulation and data optimization. Once all the visualization components are generated, they are integrated into the simulation data using VRFlowVis and VR Juggler software toolkit. VR Juggler is used primarily to provide the Virtual Hydrology Observatory application with fully immersive and real time 3D interaction experience; while VRFlowVis provides the integration framework for the hydrologic simulation data, graphical objects and user interaction. A six-sided CAVE(TM)-like system is used to run the Virtual Hydrology Observatory to provide the students with a fully immersive experience.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/60603/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Virtual Hydrology Observatory: An Immersive Visualization of Hydrology Modeling
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Su, SimonLouisiana Immersive Technologies, Lafayette, LA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Cruz-Neira, CarolinaLouisiana Immersive Technologies, Lafayette, LA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Habib, EmadUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Gerndt, AndreasGerman Aerospace Center (DLR), GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:2009
Journal or Publication Title:The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2009
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:7238
Editors:
EditorsEmail
McDowall, Ian E.UNSPECIFIED
Dolinsky, MargaretUNSPECIFIED
ISBN:9780819474889
Status:Published
Keywords:Virtual Hydrology Observatory, Virtual Reality, Scientific Visualization, Education Technology
Event Title:21st Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Conference on the Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality
Event Location:San Jose, CA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:January 18 - 22, 2009
Organizer:IS&T/SPIE
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Gerndt, Dr.rer.nat. Andreas
Deposited On:10 Dec 2009 09:46
Last Modified:18 Mar 2013 16:55

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