NEWS & EVENTS
Kerry Key used the 3D capabilities of the SIO VizCenter to present
electrical conductivity images of the oceanic crust as part of his PhD
thesis defense. His dissertation "Application of Broadband Marine
Magnetotelluric Exploration to a 3D Salt Structure and a Fast-Spreading
Ridge" uses electrical conductivity profiles to image both a 3D salt
intrusion in the northern Gulf of Mexico and also at the magmatic
system at the fast-spreading East Pacific Rise. Dr. Key is now a
post-doctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Tom Garrison (author of one of the largest-selling undergraduate textbooks on oceanography titled: Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science) and his honors class visited the SIO VizCenter. The group explored multiple geophysical datasets (e.g., Mars, Seismicity distributions both global and local, and Lake Tahoe) under the guidance of Drs. David Sandwell and Debi Kilb. Their final 'flight' included exploration of the data in 3D stereo.
On November 12, the Honorable Dana Rohrabacher (R-Orange County) and
his scientific consultant Augie Dunning visited the visualization
laboratory. Dr. Dave Pierce and Dr. Tim Barnett, from SIO's Climate
Research Division, briefed them on the results of the Accelerated
Climate Prediction Initiative (ACPI).
Discussions have been ongoing as to how to incorporate the visual objects developed by SIO scientists into college level classes. On November 5th, 2003 Dr. Frederik Simons (Princeton) visited the center to explore possible ways to integrate our SIO products into his laboratory class curriculum at Princeton University.