Introduction to Scientific Visualization

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Scientific Visualization transforms numerical data sets obtained through measurements or computations into graphical representations. Interactive visualization systems allow scientists, engineers, and biomedical researchers to explore and analyze a variety of phenomena in an intuitive and effective way. The course provides an introduction to the principles and techniques of Scientific Visualization. It covers methods corresponding to the visualization of the most common data types, as well as higher-dimensional, so-called multi-field problems. It combines a description of visualization algorithms with a presentation of their practical application. Basic notions of computer graphics and human visual perception are introduced early on for completeness. Simple but very instructive programming assignments offer a hands-on exposure to the most widely used visualization techniques.

Note that the lectures, demonstration, and tutorial content require a Purdue Credentials,Hydroshare, or CILogon account.

Access the CCSM Portal/ESG/ESGC Integration slide presentation at  https://mygeohub.org/resources/50/download/ccsm.pdf. The CCSM/ESG/ESGC collaboration provides a semantically enabled environment that includes modeling, simulated and observed data, visualization, and analysis.
Topics include:

  • CCSM Overview
  • CCSM on the TeraGrid
  • Challenges
  • Steps in a typical CCSM Simulation
  • Climate Modeling Portal: Community Climate System Model (CCSM) to simulate climate change on Earth
  • CCSM Self-Describing Workflows 
  • Provenance metadata collection
  • Metadata

 

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Carol X. Song
Lan Zhao
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
My Geo Hub
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Community climate system model (CCSM)
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Provenance
Data access methods
Data access
Continuity of access - - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data handling
Discovery metadata
Data visualization tools
Data management
Workflow
Workflows - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Published / Broadcast: 
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
My Geo Hub
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Contributor Organization(s): 
Name: 
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Type: 
Endorser
Name: 
TeraGrid
Type: 
Endorser
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Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
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Up to 1 hour
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FAIR Data Principles
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Accessible