Understanding the Cone of Uncertainty: Non-expert interpretations of hurricane forecast uncertainty visualizations

Abstract

Uncertainty represented in visualizations is often ignored or misunderstood by the non-expert user. The National Hurricane Center displays hurricane forecasts using a track forecast cone, depicting the expected track of the storm and the uncertainty in the forecast. Our goal was to test whether different graphical displays of a hurricane forecast containing… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/13875868.2015.1137577

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@article{Ruginski2015UnderstandingTC, title={Understanding the Cone of Uncertainty: Non-expert interpretations of hurricane forecast uncertainty visualizations}, author={Ian T. Ruginski and Alexander P. Boone and Lace M. K. Padilla and Mary Hegarty and William B. Thompson and Donald H. House and Sarah H. Creem-Regehr}, journal={Spatial Cognition & Computation}, year={2015}, volume={16}, pages={154-172} }