Visual representation of the joplin tornadic storm

David Bock, Brian Jewett

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Abstract

Simulations of the Joplin, MO severe storm and tornado were carried out at the University of Illinois using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). The simulations addressed the rapid intensification of the storm prior to tornado formation, and the possible role of storm interaction. The ability to modify the environment in which storms develop is one key advantage of simulation studies in addressing scientific hypotheses. To better understand these simulations, custom visualization software is used to investigate the unique relationships between a variety of variables that led to this event. Visualization sequences are designed with consideration of spatial scale, differing viewpoints, and integration of volumetric, surface, and particle primitives to maximize insight and understanding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2018
Subtitle of host publicationSeamless Creativity, PEARC 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450364461
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2018
Event2018 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference: Seamless Creativity, PEARC 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2017Jul 26 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other2018 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference: Seamless Creativity, PEARC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period7/22/177/26/17

Keywords

  • Particle tracing
  • Tornadic storms
  • Volume rendering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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