2002 Annual

Wednesday, 16 January 2002
Oceanographic research at PMEL using PC and UNIX based 3-D stereo visualization
Christopher W. Moore, JISAO/Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and N. Soreide
Poster PDF (27.8 kB)

Research work at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Labs will be presented showcasing the latest desktop analysis and visualization tools  in use today. Techniques will be shown for piping interactive, stereo 3-D graphics from a UNIX-based visualization server to a desktop PC, utilizing the latest PC hardware acceleration. This new, inexpensive method for utilizing local video card graphics over a local area network has revolutionized high-end stereo visualization of oceanographic and atmospheric data.

This poster-session demo will not only show the latest PMEL research in Fisheries Oceanography using a massively parallel supercomputer, and in-situ data from NOAA's tropical Pacific TAO-Triton array in full stereo 3-D, but tips and tricks will be shown for using inexpensize hardware and free software at the desktop as another tool for analysis, for creating web-based animations, or for creating high-end stereo animations at presentations.

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