NEWS & EVENTS
The Southern California Earthquake Center [SCEC] held a Workshop at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Visualization Center to evaluate their new Community Fault Model [CFM].
Jack Jaeger, Oceans 2003 Conference Program Chairman, visited the Visualization Center to learn more about the advanced display technology in preparation for a series of papers on data presentation at the Oceans 2003 conference to be held in San Diego during the week of the Scripps Centennial, September 22-26. Debi Kilb led the presentation, showing 3-D images of plate tectonics and seismology, Mars, and the moon. "Pretty amazing ," said Jaeger, who peppered Debi with questions. "You can see it's impact on understanding big picture problems." With Jaeger was Kevin Hardy, Oceans 2003 Executive Director, and Centennial Program Chairman. "People can comprehend more information when presented visually. This system promotes further investigation by making new questions obvious."
Dr. Graham Kent visits Deportola Middle School in Tierrasanta to show 8th graders the latest gadgets to visualize earth science data. Examples from Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca ridge and Lake Tahoe were shown to over 300 students during "Career Day".
Dr. Robert Karlin, Professor and Chair, Dept of Geological Sciences visits the Scripps Visualization Center to help visualize seismic data from Lake Tahoe, and incorporate these data into a larger virtual 3-D model of the Tahoe Basin.