NEWS & EVENTS
The Scripps Visualization Center participated in the Calit2 building opening today by organizing demonstrations on Calit2's latest visualization systems including the LambdaVision tiled display, the immersive tracked active stereo C-wall and the passive stereo high resolution Geowall system. Reserchers from IGPP displayed 3D visualizations of earthquakes, La Jolla bathymetry, HD video from the seafloor, ROADnet camera images and USArray real time seismic waveforms.
We look forward to more exciting collaboration with researchers at Calit2!
SIO VizCenter's Visualization Specialist Atul Nayak, presented current work on visualization and collaboration at the Center at the ORION briefing for SDSC organized by the Center for Earth Observations and Applications.
2005-10-28 In a Jackson Hole community lecture on the Yellowstone hotspot for the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Bob Smith (U of U) took a large audience (~200) on a 3-D tour of the Yellowstone region. This 3-D interactive visualization, designed in part by those at the SIO VizCenter, greatly intrigued the audience.
Dr. Bob Smith (from the University of Utah) enthralled those on the Utah State Board of Regents in his presentation of Utah geology, which included a 3-D interactive tour of the topography, GPS monuments, and earthquakes along the Wasatch fault. This visualization was created through a partnership with Debi Kilb at the SIO Visualization Center.
SIO VizCenter’s director Graham Kent was interviewed by Fox 6 news about seismic hazards in San Diego. The focus of the discussion was on the offshore California Continental Borderland, which is a critical element in terms of understanding the tectonic evolution, active fault systems, and seismic hazard of Southern California.
Discussions ensued between Dr. Bob Smith (University of Utah) and the National Park Service and Interpretive Groups concerning how to design a display for the visitor center at the Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Part of the discussion included how they might include the 3-D visualization of the Yellowstone area, which was created with assistance from the SIO Visualization center.
The fourth annual SIO Graduate Student Visualization Competition included 10 students and 10 outstanding presentations. It was difficult for the judges to pick the winners and everyone agreed there was not a loser in the group. Congratulations to all who entered and a big thanks to this years judges.
Greg Parks, a Legislative Assistant from the office of the Honorable Randy "Duke" Cunningham, enjoyed a tour of the iCluster during his visit to SIO. The iCluster is a high-resolution tiled display visualization system built using Apple G5s and 30” monitors.
Dr. John Orcutt made a presentation at the E.W. Scripps event, which was held at the SIO Visualization center. Some in the group were skeptical that a talk in a darkened room could be as spellbinding as the beautiful sunset over the pacific, however the talk proved even more interesting! Way to wow’em John.
IGPP graduate student Jose Otero was interviewed by FOX 6 News about the recent Pakistan earthquake, and the potential for a large shaker in the southern California region. IGPP’s new large-scale USArray iCluster (4x3 panels, 50 megapixel resolution) was an immediate ‘oh-wow’ to the reporter and cameraperson.
Dane Samilo and Atul Nayak from the SIO VizCenter presented the USArray real time waveforms, webmaps and a 3D scene file that showed the 7.6 Pakistan earthquake to the attendees of the UC Cyberinfrastructure meeting at Calit2.
Science Director Debi Kilb used various interactive visualizations in her Perspectives on Ocean Science talk at the Birch Aquarium, which was titled “Earthquake Mainshocks & Aftershocks--What We Do And Do Not Know”. The sound effects startled some audience members and the 3D interactive visualizations made others gasp in amazement.
In response to the devastating Pakistan earthquake (magnitude 7.6) a 3D interactive visualization was created to help seismologists, and the general public, understand the 3D relationship between location of the mainshock and aftershocks with respect to the pervious seismicity of the region and the general tectonic setting.
Debi Kilb met with the IGPP/SIO GeoMag group to discuss potential visualization projects that capture the spatial and temporal evolution of magnitude field studies. Pertinent to the day’s discussion where identifying what would help advance the science and what would be merely a gee-wiz end product.
Science Grid This Week features an Earth science visualization using OpitIPuter technology which was presented at a recent iGrid2005 event. Click on the link below to view this feature.
Animated Fledermaus visualizations of the Katrina hurricane created by Dane Samilo, Thomas Im and Atul Nayak at the SIO VizCenter in collaboration with Shalini Venkataraman from Louisiana State University were part of the demonstrations set up for Dr. Marburger - Science Advisor to the President at the Center for Computation and Technology,LSU. The data was obtained from the Earth Scan Laboratory , Coastal Studies Institute, LSU.