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Issue No.06 - November/December (2007 vol.9)
pp: 76-81
Joel E. Tohline , Louisiana State University
ABSTRACT
From the perspective of a computational scientist who models astrophysical fluid flows, the author describe successes and frustrations that he's had with developing and using scientific visualization techniques over the past few decades. He also presents a biased view toward the future.
INDEX TERMS
visualizations, provenance, fluid flow, virtual environments, Visualization Corner
CITATION
Joel E. Tohline, "Scientific Visualization: A Necessary Chore", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.9, no. 6, pp. 76-81, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.120
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