Volume Renderings of Hurricane Isabel based on the WRF Computational Model (Three Resolutions)

  • Released Thursday, February 18, 2010
  • Updated Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 5:18PM
  • ID: 3661

This visualization shows cloud and ice data from an atmospheric simulation using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. Clouds are shown as levels of white; and, ice is shown as levels of blue. Cloud and ice data from the model are volumetric (i.e. in multiple pressure levels).

Three different reolution runs are shown as the camera moves in towards the East coast:

1. 36 km per grid cell every hour covering most of the northern hemisphere (volume size: 415x270x27)

2. 12 km per grid cell every hour covering central North America (volume size: 438x300x27)

3. 4 km per grid cell every 5 minutes covering the US East coast (volume size: 300x300x27)

This visualization was created in support of a video about the Climate in a Box project. for the Fall 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Blue Marble Next Generation data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC) and NASA's Earth Observatory.


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Datasets used in this visualization

Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

Dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/

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WRF (A.K.A. WRF Computational Model)
Model09/18/2003 through 09/19/2003

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