Severe Weather Explorer

Software prototype for interactive and visual 3D analysis.

July 1st 2006 until June 31st 2008

Executive summary

Together with VRVis Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization, UBIMET developed the Severe Weather Explorer. It is a software prototype for interactive visual 3D analysis of meteorological fields, based on the successful SimVis System. The two essential advantages of the Severe Weather Explorer is the feature of combining different data sources (radar, weather stations, model data) and the observation of thunderstorm cells over time. Due to the possibility of visualizing thunderstorm cells from all directions and making cross-sections through the cells, meteorologists are able to forecast development and precisely track the thunderstorm.

Project partners

  • VRVis Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization Research GmbH

Project funding

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the Bridge program More information at: