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Visualization in the Geosciences with Paraview and Geowall

Moder, Christoph, Hans-Peter Bunge, Heiner Igel, and Bernhard Schuberth (2007), Visualization in the Geosciences with Paraview and Geowall, in Proceedings of the 4th High-End Visualization Workshop, edited by Werner Benger, René Heinzl, Wolfgang Kapferer, Wolfram Schoor, Mayank Tyagi, Shalini Venkataraman and Gunther Weber, pp. 147-155, Lehmanns Media, Berlin, ISBN: 9783865412164.

Numerical simulations are becoming increasingly important in the Geosciences — partly because of new sophisticated methods and tools that have been developed, but also because of the available computing power. At the Geophysics institute at the LMU Munich, the computing cluster is particularly used for simulations of the convection in the Earth’s mantle and seismic wave propagation. Since the structures in the deep interior of the Earth are neither completely understood nor can be directly seen or examined, a good visualization is essential for the understanding, and a fast path from the raw data into meaningful images is crucial. In our investigations, we found that Paraview is a good tool for doing that — especially because its flexible architecture allows to run it on the very same computing cluster where the simulation has been carried out, so also large datasets can be handled; the automated preprocessing is done with the aid of VTK scripts. As a front-end, a “Geowall” can be used (a low-cost stereo projection device consisting of a PC with a dual-head graphics card, two digital projectors with polarizing filters, and a metallic screen), which facilitates the understanding of complex structures.
Further information
  address = {Berlin},
  author = {Christoph Moder and Hans-Peter Bunge and Heiner Igel and Bernhard Schuberth},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th High-End Visualization Workshop},
  editor = {Werner Benger and Ren{\'e} Heinzl and Wolfgang Kapferer and Wolfram Schoor and Mayank Tyagi and Shalini Venkataraman and Gunther Weber},
  month = {jun},
  pages = {147-155},
  publisher = {Lehmanns Media},
  title = {{Visualization in the Geosciences with Paraview and Geowall}},
  year = {2007},
  isbn = {9783865412164},
  language = {en},
  url = {http://vizworkshop.at/},
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%E Schoor, Wolfram
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%E Weber, Gunther
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%U http://vizworkshop.at/
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%C Berlin
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