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Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.29)
pp: 6-11
Nathan Andrysco , Purdue University
Kevin Robert Gurney , Purdue University
Bedrich Beneš , Purdue University
Kathy Corbin , Colorado State University
ABSTRACT
Advances in scientific understanding have confirmed the fact of climate change driven primarily by rising carbon dioxide levels. Current understanding of CO₂ emissions at space-time scales that are meaningful for carbon-cycle science, climate-change research, industrial management, and carbon trading is limited. The Vulcan Project quantified 2002 US fossil-fuel CO₂ emissions down to the level of individual factories, power plants, roadways, and subcounty residential areas and placed the complete inventory on a common 10 km2/hourly grid to facilitate atmospheric modeling. Standard volume or GIS techniques can help visualize the data, but its size requires specialized techniques.
INDEX TERMS
visual analytics, CO₂, multivariate and spatiotemporal data, volume visualization, GIS, interactive visualization, Vulcan Project
CITATION
Nathan Andrysco, Kevin Robert Gurney, Bedrich Beneš, Kathy Corbin, "Visual Exploration of the Vulcan CO₂ Data", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.29, no. 1, pp. 6-11, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MCG.2009.19
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