Visualization

Model Visulization is a meaningful and powerful approach to present modeling results to anyone at the first place, which helps stimulate our enthusiasm and devlope our scientific insights. It is also a key to converting complicated model results to intuitive sense to the undergraduates. One of my interests is developing visualization packages for viewing numerical model results. Please find below some examples of model visualization.

Watch in full-screen mode for best visualization!

Summer Keweenaw Currents in Our Backyard. Notice this is a demonstration of the monthly-averaged flow pattern in July (Animation looped).

Simulation of Particle Trajectories in the Les Cheneaux

This is a DEMO of the Particle Trajectories in the surface water.


Simulation of Nearshore River Plume

This is a DEMO of the river plume near Cleveland coast, two large plumes occurs in late July due to the high discharges.


Surface Temperature and Currents at Lake Superior

This is a DEMO of the surface temperature (represented by color) and currents (represented by arrows) in the Lake Superior, right in our backyard. This is one of the primary research regions that I am currently working on. The water opactiy is set to 0.9, so that lake bathymetry can be visulaized as well. The model is now on the stage of validation, more accurate results will be presented soon. Here you may have got a flavor of the complexity of the flow structure in our "Back Yard".


Surface Temperature and Currents at lake Huron and Michigan

This is a DEMO of the surface temperature (represented by color) and currents (represented by arrows) in the Lake Huron-Michigan, one of the primary research regions that I am currently working on. The water opactiy is set to 0.9, so that lake bathymetry can be visulaized as well. This model is developed by MTU-NOAA joint efforts.


Tide simulation of Massachusetts Coastal Waters

This is a visualization of the tide motion in the Massachusetts Coastal waters, which was one of my primary resarch sites.


Saltwater movement in Plum Island Sound

This is a visualization of fresh/saline water exhcange in the Plum Island Sound and the adjacent coastal region, simulated with FVCOM. The color represents the water salinity. I created the 3-D animation using the model simulation results from my former colleage Dr. Liuzhi Zhao when I was at FVCOM development lab.


I will upload more examples soon!