Multidimensional Atmospheric Moisture Transport Visualization Scenes in GIS

Authors: Colleen Garrity*, SUNY-Geneseo
Topics: Climatology and Meteorology, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Keywords: visualization, hydroclimatology, extreme precipitation, climate, GIS, education
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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Visualization of environmental processes aids comprehension for many students in the classroom. The aim of this project is to develop multidimensional visual aids for students in weather and climate courses to improve understanding of atmospheric moisture, particularly the importance of its spatial distribution and transport to events of different spatial and temporal scales. The use of GIS allows the incorporation of topographic, atmospheric, and other data for added context and data exploration. Multidimensional animations were developed in a GIS for projection in the classroom using a short-throw 3D projector for an audience wearing 3D glasses. The poster highlights the protocols for scenario development for case studies, including moisture surges and atmospheric rivers associated with extreme precipitation events.

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