AAS 197, January 2001
Session 51. The Sun
Display, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[51.02] Visualization of Remotely-Sensed Heliospheric Plasmas

P.P. Hick, B.V. Jackson, A. Buffington (UCSD/CASS)

We are currently developing a tomographic approach for analyzing remote sensing observations of the coronal and heliospheric density and velocity structure (e.g. Thomson scattering and interplanetary scintillation observations). Parallel to the development of the tomographic techniques we are developing the visualization tools required for displaying and manipulating the three-dimensional tomographic results. We use a common graphics interface language (OpenGL, supported through IDL), standard visual interfaces (pop-up menus, sliders, point-and-click methods) and standard hardware (PCs). The visualization will target a software system capable of simultaneously displaying the tomographic density and velocity model (and, when available, magnetic field) and will allow the user to dynamically view the heliospheric model using any predefined flight path through the three-dimensional cube covered by the model, possibly using stereographics to get a better feel for the three-dimensionality of the model. Results of this ongoing visualization project will be demonstrated on a dedicated web site accessible through http://casswww.ucsd.edu/solar/index.html. This work was supported through NASA grant NAG5-9423.

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