IN034:
Immersive Visualization Technologies for Earth Science Applications





Session ID#: 24853

Session Description:
As immersive technologies emerge, evolve and mature, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are being explored and developed as effective, intuitive, and compelling approaches to visualizing multidimensional geospatial datasets for the purposes of enhancing and supplementing research, exploration and analysis. The ability to bring Earth and planetary science data into a true, viewable, interactive 4D spatiotemporal domain allows for users to “see” data differently and glean new insights relating to structures and geometries, multivariate correlations and relationships, statistical quantities, and geophysical processes. This session solicits presentations focused on new and innovative work with immersive VR/AR technologies in support of the Earth and Space sciences. Topics include but are not limited to applications, systems, haptic technologies, user interfaces, data representation techniques, modeling event simulations, virtual scene construction, and visual analytics.
Primary Convener:  Charles K Thompson, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Conveners:  Christian Alarcon, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Wenwen Li, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • ED - Education
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • PA - Public Affairs

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stewart Parker Abercrombie, Alexander Menzies and Charles Goddard, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Payam Tabrizian1, Anna Petrasova1, Perver Baran2, Vaclav Petras3, Helena Mitasova4 and Ross Kendall Meentemeyer1, (1)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Park and Tourism Management, Raleigh, NC, United States, (3)North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, (4)North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Raleigh, NC, United States
Shayna Skolnik and Ramon Ramirez-Linan, Navteca, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Alireza Tavakkoli1, Jace Regenbrecht2, Brandon Wilson1 and David McFadden1, (1)University of Houston, Victoria, TX, United States, (2)University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Alexander Klippel1, Jiayan Zhao1, Arif Masrur1, Jan Oliver Wallgruen1 and Peter C La Femina2, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Geography, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
Oliver Kreylos, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Louise H Kellogg, UC Davis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States
Oleg Pariser1, Fred Calef1, Evan Marshall Manning1 and Victor Ardulov2, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Peter-Paul van Maanen1, Rick Appleton2, Ward I Fisher3 and Robbert Krijnen2, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)TNO, The Hague, Netherlands, (3)UCAR, Unidata, Boulder, CO, United States
Nick Hedley1, Ian Lochhead2, Sonja Aagesen2, Christopher D Lonergan2 and Nicholas Benoy2, (1)Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, (2)Simon Fraser University, Geography, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Danielle Marie Olson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, Cagri Hakan Zaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Architecture, Cambridge, MA, United States and Ainsley Sutherland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies, Cambridge, MA, United States