Interactive poster: Visual analytic techniques for CO2 emissions and concentrations in the United States

Nathan Andrysco, Bedřich Beneš, Kevin Gurney

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Abstract

Climate Change has emerged as one of the grand global challenges facing humanity. The dominant anthropogenic greenhouse gas that seems to be contributing to the climate change problem, carbon dioxide (CO2), has a complex cycle through the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. The combustion of fossil fuels (power production, transportation, etc.) remains the largest source of anthropogenic CO2 to the Earth's atmosphere. Up until very recently, the quantification of fossil fuel CO2 was understood only at coarse space and time scales. A recent research effort has greatly improved this space/time quantification resulting in source data at a resolution of less than 10 km2/hr at the surface of North America. By providing visual tools to examine this new, high resolution CO2 data, we can better understand the way that CO2 is transmitted within the atmosphere and how it is exchanged with other components of the Earth System. We have developed interactive visual analytic tools, which allows for easy data manipulation, analysis, and extraction. The visualization system is aimed for a wide range of users which include researchers and political leaders. The goal is to help assist these people in analyzing data and enabling new policy options in mitigation of fossil fuel CO2 emissions in the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVAST'08 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Proceedings
Pages173-174
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST'08 - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2008Oct 23 2008

Publication series

NameVAST'08 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Proceedings

Other

OtherIEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST'08
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period10/21/0810/23/08

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Keywords

  • CO
  • GIS
  • Interactive Visualization
  • Multivariate and spatio-temporal data
  • Visual analytics
  • Volume visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Andrysco, N., Beneš, B., & Gurney, K. (2008). Interactive poster: Visual analytic techniques for CO2 emissions and concentrations in the United States. In VAST'08 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Proceedings (pp. 173-174). [4677372] (VAST'08 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/VAST.2008.4677372