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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2010 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 16-28
Katrin Heitmann , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
James Ahrens , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
Berk Geveci , Kitware, Inc., Clifton Park
Jonathan Woodring , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
Patricia Fasel , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
Mark Petersen , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
Christine Ahrens , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
Sean Williams , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos
Chung-Hsing Hsu , Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge
ABSTRACT
This article presents a visualization-assisted process that verifies scientific-simulation codes. Code verification is necessary because scientists require accurate predictions to interpret data confidently. This verification process integrates iterative hypothesis verification with comparative, feature, and quantitative visualization. Following this process can help identify differences in cosmological and oceanographic simulations.
INDEX TERMS
visualization in earth, space, and environmental sciences; hypothesis testing; visual evidence; feature detection and tracking; computer graphics; graphics and multimedia
CITATION
Katrin Heitmann, James Ahrens, Berk Geveci, Jonathan Woodring, Patricia Fasel, Mark Petersen, Christine Ahrens, Sean Williams, Chung-Hsing Hsu, "Verifying Scientific Simulations via Comparative and Quantitative Visualization", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 30, no. , pp. 16-28, November/December 2010, doi:10.1109/MCG.2010.100
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