“Dynamic Earth: Hurricane Katrina” by National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

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    Dynamic Earth: Hurricane Katrina

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  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)


    NCSA created this visualization of Hurricane Katrina based on a simulation from Wei Wang of the National Center for Atmo- spheric Research for the Dynamic Earth full-dome production. Volume-rendered clouds show abundant moisture. Trajectories follow moist air rising into intense “hot tower” thunderstorms and trace strong winds around the eye wall.

Additional Contributors:

    Visualization Team: Donna Cox, Robert Patterson, Stuart Levy, Alex Betts, Matthew Hall
    NCAR Science Team: Wei Wang, Ryan Torn, Jimy Dudhia, Chris Davis
    Dynamic Earth is a fulldome visualization production of Spitz Creative Media NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    NASA Scientific Visualization Studio
    Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc.

    In association with Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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