Severe Weather Explorer

Software prototype for interactive and visual 3-D analysis.

July 1, 2006, to June 31, 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 3-D analysis of meteorological fields, based on the successful SimVis System.
The two essential advantages of the Severe Weather Explorer are 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 track the thunderstorm precisely.

Project partners

  • VRVis Center for Virtual Reality and Visualization Research GmbH

Project funding

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the Bridge program

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