ABOUT THE CENTER
Understanding a theoretical model of California deformation caused by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake using stereoscopic images on the HIVE system.
The Visualization Center at the Cecil and Ida Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego is a state-of-the-art laboratory for the display, integration, analysis and exploration of various geophysical datasets supporting interdisciplinary research. It provides a diverse array of research tools supporting data sharing among distributed locations, live field reports, real-time data acquisition and presentation, real-time video teleconferencing and lectures. Its resources are also being applied to wider community needs, such as providing heightened response to natural disasters such as earthquakes, education, and outreach.
The center comprises high-resolution projection and tiled display systems supporting geosciences visualization that are driven by multiprocessor SGI machines and Linux and MacOS X clusters. It is a node on the OptIPuter grid.
Researcher Dr. Frank Vernon monitors sensor network (USArray and ROADnet) data on the high resolution `iCluster` tiled display.
The Visualization Center is unique because it is located at Scripps, a department where technology is applied to specific scientific problems. The Center collaborates with premier research institutions such as Calit2, San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, UIC to invent new techniques for collaboration and visualization. The Center is regularly used for various undergraduate and graduate classes at UCSD.