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23 August 2001 Real-time weather data on terrain
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This paper describes the visualization of 3D Doppler radar with global, with high-resolution terrain. This is the first time such data have been displayed together in a real-time environment. Associated data such as buildings and maps are displayed along with the weather data and the terrain. Requirements for effective 3D visualization for weather forecasting are identified. The application presented in this paper meets most of these requirements. In particular the application provides end-to-end real-time capability, integrated browsing and analysis, and integration of relevant data in a combined visualization. The last capability will grow in importance as researchers develop sophisticated models of storm development that yield rules for how storms behave in the presence of hills or mountains and other features.
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Christopher D. Shaw, Frank T. Y. Jiang, R. Mitchell Parry, Beth Plale, Anthony A. Wasilewski, William Ribarsky, and Nickolas L. Faust "Real-time weather data on terrain", Proc. SPIE 4368, Visualization of Temporal and Spatial Data for Civilian and Defense Applications, (23 August 2001);


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