Atmospheric data visualization in mixed reality

Nihanth W. Cherukuru, Ronald Calhoun, Tim Scheitlin, Matt Rehme, Raghu Raj Prasanna Kumar

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Visualization techniques have evolved over time, and mixed reality (MR) data visualization is emerging as the new paradigm for interacting with digital content. On the visualization device, the user can either choose to automatically stream the data to be visualized as it becomes available (real time) or manually step through the data in a retrospective mode. The application on the viewing device (client) is designed to have two modes of operation, the 'onsite mode,' where the data from the sensors are presented as an overlay at the sensor’s physical location when viewed through the mobile device or HMD, and the 'tabletop mode,' where the data being visualized. In an educational setting, AR/MR technologies make the atmospheric data tangible by allowing students to interact with the data as if they were physical objects, providing an intuitive and richer learning experience. The user is provided with science pages that contain information pertaining to the dataset along with an image, which serves as the marker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1585-1592
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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