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Integrating advanced visualization technology into the planetary Geoscience workflow

Huffman, John and Forsberg, Andrew and Loomis, Andrew and Head, James and Dickson, James and Fassett, Caleb (2011) Integrating advanced visualization technology into the planetary Geoscience workflow. Planetary and Space Science, 59 (11-12). pp. 1273-1279. ISSN 0032-0633.

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Recent advances in computer visualization have allowed us to develop new tools for analyzing the data gathered during planetary missions, which is important, since these data sets have grown exponentially in recent years to tens of terabytes in size. As part of the Advanced Visualization in Solar System Exploration and Research (ADVISER) project, we utilize several advanced visualization techniques created specifically with planetary image data in mind. The Geoviewer application allows real-time active stereo display of images, which in aggregate have billions of pixels. The ADVISER desktop application platform allows fast three-dimensional visualization of planetary images overlain on digital terrain models. Both applications include tools for easy data ingest and real-time analysis in a programmatic manner. Incorporation of these tools into our everyday scientific workflow has proved important for scientific analysis, discussion, and publication, and enabled effective and exciting educational activities for students from high school through graduate school.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Received 15 April 2010; Received in revised form 4 July 2010; Accepted 5 July 2010; Available online 16 July 2010. We would like to thank NASA's Applied Information Systems Research Program (Grants no. NNG05GA61G and NNX08AC63G) for supporting this work. CRISM data and helpful discussions were provided by Jack Mustard. We thank Alfred McEwen and the HiRISE team for specially targeting in stereo the feature observed in Fig. 4 and for producing and releasing the DTM shown in Fig. 3. We would also like to thank Mr. Prabhat and Mark A. Duchaineau for work that greatly contributed to the success of this program.
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Official Citation:John Huffman, Andrew Forsberg, Andrew Loomis, James Head, James Dickson, Caleb Fassett, Integrating advanced visualization technology into the planetary Geoscience workflow, Planetary and Space Science, Volume 59, Issues 11–12, September 2011, Pages 1273-1279, ISSN 0032-0633, (
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