Volumetric Renderings of Hurricane Isabel based on WRF Computational Model: Top Down View
Released on December 11, 2009
This visualization shows cloud and ice data from an atmospheric simulation using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model. Clouds are shown as shades of white and ice is shown as shades of blue. Cloud and ice data from the model are volumetric, so a volumetric rendering technique called ray-casting was used to create the images. Winds are represented by moving arrows. Each of these data sets were from simulations at 3. 4 km per grid cell every 5 minutes for the East coast near where Isabel made landfall.
This is a top-down view of the storm that was rendered in layers. There are layers (with alpha channels) for the dates, winds, clouds, and background. This allowed for editors to control when each of the elements was faded in during post production. A composited example is included. The layers should composited in the order listed above.
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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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 184.108.40.206.0