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3D Visualization Tool for Meteorological Radar Data usingWebGL

Jr, Oliveira; A., Abimael; Scheer, Sérgio; Sato, Fábio;

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Heavy rain and storms are present in almost every part of the world. Foresee to avoid material and mainly life, losses is a continuous challenge to forecasters. Meteorologists have Meteorological Radar to help and improve now cast. The Meteorological Radar is able to identify rain and hail. It provide data at each sweep and meteorologist is able to evaluate the data and understand amount of rain. However, visualization tools help meteorologist to rapidly understand the whole process. Nowadays, the tools to visualize radar data are all 2D (plane based) tools. And they are all stand alone, desktop based applications. Usually the tool display one sweep at time that means meteorologist needs to open several sweeps. On the other side, there are very good 3D visualization tools but they need trainning and do not offer the proper treatment of the data to provide data information (latitude, longitude, reflectivity) on specific data point. It is proposed a 3D visualization tool for the Internet era that the radar data is presented in the browser using WebGL c . The tool is specific for radar data. WebGL c is a 3D rendering API to the Web, developed by the Khronos Group (www.khronos.org).

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Palavras-chave: 3D Visualization WebGL Meteorological Radar,


DOI: 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-19264

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Jr, Oliveira; A., Abimael; Scheer, Sérgio; Sato, Fábio; "3D Visualization Tool for Meteorological Radar Data usingWebGL", p. 3237-3252 . In: In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics [= Blucher Mechanical Engineering Proceedings, v. 1, n. 1]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2358-0828, DOI 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-19264

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