NEWS & EVENTS
A 3D visualization of the Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake in Java Indonesia, 26 May 2006 has been added to the Visualization Center Library. Click on the link below to go there.
Science Grid This Week has picked an image from the iCluster gallery to be the 'Image of the Week'. The image shows Dane Samilo (UCSD undergraduate student & Visualization Center intern) in a video conference with researchers at Louisiana State University using the iCluster and SAGE to discuss a high resolution animation of the Katrina visualization.
Invited speaker Debi Kilb (SIO VizCenter) led the Teacher Tech seminar series at SDSC, highlighting the many interactive 3D visualization tools, programs, and movies that are distributed through the SIO VizCenter website. The teachers in the workshop described the evenings lessons as 'excellent,' 'informative,' and, one venturing to label it, 'perhaps perfect.'
Dr. Frank Vernon used interactive 3D scene files and movies created by the Visualization Center at the EarthScope Facility Executive Committee (EFEC) review meeting to show the USArray station deployment and earthquakes detected by the USArray. The movies also included animations of surface wave tomography from ambient seismic noise created in collaboration with the Center for Imaging on the Earth's Interior, Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder.
The EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 88, Number 19, highlighted the 3D visualizations of the Magnitude 8 Tonga earthquake on May 3, 2006. Click on the link below to see these visualizations.
Tim White, Apple Computers visited the Visualization Center to understand the construction of the 'iCluster' so that it can be replicated at DoE laboratories. Apple plans to write a white paper on this visualization system
To help explain some of the key features of the planet Mars, Dr. Bridget Smith showed a movie (complete with narration!) of a 3D visualization of the planet to the undergraduate students in her UCSD ERTH01 class.
To demonstrate the capabilities of the SIOVizCenter in the context of promoting Education and Outreach during the International Polar Year (IPY), Debi Kilb and Helen Fricker gave a demonstration of ice shelf and earthquake visuals to visiting Professor Richard Coleman, of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia. Richard and Helen are joint PIs on a current project to study ice shelf rift processes and also on the pending proposal CRAC -- Collaborative Research into Antarctic Calving, a proposed project for IPY involving SIO, University of Chicago, the San Diego County Office for Education and UTAS.
Media requests came pouring in from News channel 5 and News channel 7/39 following the 3.6 earthquake off the coast of San Diego. Debi Kilb and Atul Nayak responded by designing special visualizations of the earthquake and displayed relavent waveform and imagry data on the OptIPUter iCluster display system. The TV news reports noted that this earthquake, felt by over 400 people in the San Diego region.
Researchers at the Visualization Center have created 3D visualizations for today's Magnitude 8 earthquake that shook Tonga. News channels are expected to interview Dr. Debi Kilb. Click on the link below to download the 3D visualization and see where the earthquake occured.
Tom Garrison's class form Orange Coast College visited the SIO Visualization Center and participated in a discussion about earthquakes, data collection, and earthquake source physics. A lively exchange of ideas and theories were bantered about between SIO VIzCenter's Debi Kilb and the students. The last question of the day was "Debi, how can I get a job like yours?"
With the aim to streamline the ability to exchange data and images pertaining to Scripps research, graphic designer Brian Cragin and Sharffer Grubb from the San Diego Union Tribune News Paper discussed data formats, data portability and potential future collaborations with SIO VizCenter's Debi Kilb and Atul Nayak.
The EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 87, Number 18, carried an article about HiSeasNet and describes the 'Ship to Shore' educational program that Dr. Debi Kilb executed in collaboration with the HiSeasNet team at Scripps and the Preuss school.