Path Line Attributes - an Information Visualization Approach to Analyzing the Dynamic Behavior of 3D Time-Dependent Flow Fields

K. Shi, Holger Theisel, Helwig Hauser, Tino Weinkauf, Kresimir Matkovic, H. C. Hege, Hans-Peter Seidel
Path Line Attributes - an Information Visualization Approach to Analyzing the Dynamic Behavior of 3D Time-Dependent Flow Fields
In Proceedings of TopoInVis 2007. March 2007.
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Abstract

We describe an approach to visually analyzing the dynamic behavior of 3D time-dependent flow fields by considering the behavior of the path lines. At selected positions in the 4D space-time domain, we compute a number of local and global properties of path lines describing relevant features of them. The resulting multivariate data set is analyzed by applying state-of-the-art information visualization approaches in the sense of a set of linked views (scatter plots, parallel coordinates, etc.) with interactive brushing and focus+context visualization. The selected path lines with certain properties are integrated and visualized as colored 3D curves. This approach allows an interactive exploration of intricate 4D flow structures. We apply our method to a number of flow data sets and describe how path line attributes are used for describing characteristic features of these flows.

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@inproceedings{shi-2007-pla,
  title =      "Path Line Attributes - an Information Visualization Approach
               to Analyzing the Dynamic Behavior of 3D Time-Dependent Flow
               Fields",
  author =     "K. Shi and Holger Theisel and Helwig Hauser and Tino
               Weinkauf and Kresimir Matkovic and H. C. Hege and Hans-Peter
               Seidel",
  year =       "2007",
  abstract =   "We describe an approach to visually analyzing the dynamic
               behavior of 3D time-dependent flow fields by considering the
               behavior of the path lines. At selected positions in the 4D
               space-time domain, we compute a number of local and global
               properties of path lines describing relevant features of
               them. The resulting multivariate data set is analyzed by
               applying state-of-the-art information visualization
               approaches in the sense of a set of linked views (scatter
               plots, parallel coordinates, etc.) with interactive brushing
               and focus+context visualization. The selected path lines
               with certain properties are integrated and visualized as
               colored 3D curves. This approach allows an interactive
               exploration of intricate 4D flow structures. We apply our
               method to a number of flow data sets and describe how path
               line attributes are used for describing characteristic
               features of these flows.",
  month =      mar,
  booktitle =  "Proceedings  of TopoInVis 2007",
  location =   "Leipzig, Germany",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2007/shi-2007-pla/",
}