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Visualization of remotely sensed heliospheric plasmas for space weather applications
Author(s): Xin Wang; P. Paul Hick; Bernard V. Jackson; Mike Bailey
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a software application designed for the display and interactive manipulation of 3D heliospheric volume data, such as solar wind density, velocity and magnetic field. The Volume Explorer software exploits the capabilities of the Volume Pro 1000 (from TeraRecon, Inc.), a low-cost 64-bit PCI board capable of rendering a 512-cubed array of volume data in real time at up to 30 frames per second on a standard PC. The application allows stereo and perspective views, and animations of time-sequences. We show examples of three-dimensional heliospheric volume data derived from tomographic reconstructions based on heliospheric remote sensing observations of the heliospheric density and velocity structure. Currently these reconstructions are based on archival IPS and Thomson scattering data. In the near future we expect to add reconstructions based on the all-sky observations from the recently launched Solar Mass Ejection Imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513117
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Xin Wang, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
P. Paul Hick, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Bernard V. Jackson, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Mike Bailey, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5171:
Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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