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Adviser: Immersive Field Work for Planetary Geoscientists
July/August 2006 (vol. 26 no. 4)
pp. 46-54
Andrew Forsberg, Brown University
Prabhat, Brown University
Graff Haley, Brown University
Andrew Bragdon, Brown University
Joseph Levy, Brown University
Caleb I. Fassett, Brown University
David Shean, Brown University
James W. Head III, Brown University
Sarah Milkovich, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mark Duchaineau, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
The Adviser prototype system makes it possible for planetary geologists to conduct virtual field research on remote environments such as Antarctica and Mars. Among Adviser?s interactive tools are mission-planning and measurement tools that let researchers generate new data and gain interpretive insights. Five case studies illustrate the system?s applications and observed benefits.

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Index Terms:
virtual reality, planetary exploration, terrain rendering, GIS, scientific visualization, geological sciences
Citation:
Andrew Forsberg, Prabhat, Graff Haley, Andrew Bragdon, Joseph Levy, Caleb I. Fassett, David Shean, James W. Head III, Sarah Milkovich, Mark Duchaineau, "Adviser: Immersive Field Work for Planetary Geoscientists," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 46-54, July-Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.73
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