Issue No. 01 - January/February (2009 vol. 29)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2009.19
Nathan Andrysco , Purdue University
Kevin Robert Gurney , Purdue University
Bedrich Beneš , Purdue University
Kathy Corbin , Colorado State University
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.
visual analytics, CO₂, multivariate and spatiotemporal data, volume visualization, GIS, interactive visualization, Vulcan Project
B. Beneš, K. Corbin, N. Andrysco and K. R. Gurney, "Visual Exploration of the Vulcan CO₂ Data," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. , pp. 6-11, 2009.