Kirk Riley

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Rendering o f atmospheric bodies involves modeling the complex interaction o f light throughout the highly scat­ tering medium o f water and air particles. Scattering by these particles creates many well-known atmospheric optical phenomena including rainbows, halos, the corona, and the glory. Unfortunately, most radiative transport approximations in(More)
Weather visualization is a difficult problem because it comprises volumetric multi-field data and traditional surface-based approaches obscure details of the complex three-dimensional structure of cloud dynamics. Therefore, visually accurate volumet-ric multi-field visualization of storm scale and cloud scale data is needed to effectively and efficiently(More)
ii To Debra for her tireless support and encouragement, and to my father, for his inspiration. iii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank Dr. David S. Ebert for his abundant contributions, guidance and support that made this work a success. Thanks to Yuyan Song for his efforts in the Doppler component of this work. Special thanks to Dr. formed the basis of(More)
perational forecasters and weather researchers need accurate visualization of atmospheric data from both computational models and observed data. Although these two applications share some requirements, they have different needs and goals. Atmospheric phenomena are visualized at various scales and on a wide variety of grids, so weather visualization packages(More)
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