Issue No. 03 - May (1982 vol. 2)
A. Mirante , Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
For some applications, triangulated irregular networks are superior to rectangular grids in modeling complex surfaces. The radial sweep algorithm is an improvement of TIN techniques.
A. Mirante, N. Weingarten, "The Radial Sweep Algorithm for Constructing Triangulated Irregular Networks", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 2, no. , pp. 11-21, May 1982, doi:10.1109/MCG.1982.1674214