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Advances in scientific visualization
Author(s): Nelson Max; Roger Crawfis
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses scientific visualization of scalar and vector fields, particularly relating to clouds and climate modeling. One cloud rendering method applies a 3-D texture to cloudiness contour surfaces, to simulate a view from outer space. The texture is advected by the wind flow, so that it follows the cloud motion. Another technique simulates multiple scattering of incident light from the sun and sky. This paper also presents a simulation of the microscopic cross-bridge motion which powers muscle contraction. It was rendered by ray-tracing contour surfaces of summed Gaussian ellipsoids approximating the actin and myosin protein shapes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2410, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis II, (7 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205966
Show Author Affiliations
Nelson Max, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Roger Crawfis, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2410:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis II
Richard N. Ellson; Georges G. Grinstein; Robert F. Erbacher, Editor(s)

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