“Solar-Terrestrial Interaction from Cosmic Collisions” by American Museum of Natural History

  • ©Carter Emmart


Conference:


SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    33

Title:


    Solar-Terrestrial Interaction from Cosmic Collisions

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • American Museum of Natural History

Description:


    A data visualization, from captured solar imagery to solar wind interaction with Earth’s magnetosphere. The magnetosphere was visualized in 3D from a fluid-dynamic model fit to satellite observations concur-rent with solar imagery. A volumetric supercomputer-rendered element of the Aurora Borealis is shown between the altitudes of the International Space Station and airliners. Earth imagery is from a NASA satellite mosaic.

Software:


    RenderMan, Spot star-rendering software, Maya, Shake, CISM space physics visualization software


Additional Contributors:


    Director: Carter Emmart

    Producer: Christopher Scollard

    Executive Producer: Anthony Braun

    Lead Technical Directors: Mark Bajuk, Erik Wesselak

    Science Visualizer: Ryan Wyatt

    Digital Artist: Bill Bourbeau

    Computer Scientist, Visualizer: Jon Genetti