Annotated Scientific Visualization Weblet Bibliography
This page is an annotated bibliography of (hopefully) all
scientific visualization weblets,
it is a service of the
The NAS Applied Research Branch
Last change: 25 July 1994.
Scientific Visualization Weblets
at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The REINAS
project involves Monterey Bay environmental data aquisition, management,
and visualization. The weblet includes some pretty pictures,
descriptions of facilities, equipment and staff, many mpeg movies
of current profile data from the Monterey Bay, and concept,
requirements and design documents for the system.
Center for Applied Parallel Processing at the University of
Colorado at Boulder.
This weblet contains examples of visualizations done at the
center. Movies, pictures, and research papers are available.
Software Support Lab software archive at the Laboratory
for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of
Colorado in Boulder.
This weblet contains descriptions of and access to a great deal
of software, including visualization
packages such as AVS, IRIS Explorer, Vis-5D, HDF, NCSA Image,
NIH Image, Interactive NCAR Graphics, and many others.
Many of the descriptions are incomplete and still contain some
automatically generated boilerplate.
Hopefully this will change soon.
Colorado State University Visualization Laboratory.
This weblet is primarily aimed at potential users at
Colorado State as it describes the facilities and personel
very well. Of general interest are
a couple of very large movies and
HTML tutorials for some public domain software (e.g.,
xv, ximage, ...).
Visualization at the Cornell Theory Center. This URL contains pictures,
movies, list of personnel, and much descriptive text, but no research papers.
The group makes extensive use of the IBM Data Explorer visualization
system and WaveFront's Advanced Visualizer. There is a Data Explorer
tutorial, an archive of modules, discipline specific networks and macros,
and related materials.
There are clear signs that more material will come on line in
Dr. Michael Prisant's page at Duke University.
This weblet contains images, videos, and html descriptions of a number
of chemistry related visualizations. This work includes
using parallel processing to ray cast computational chemistry results.
There is a copywrite notice on this weblet.
Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center at Georgia Tech.
This weblet contains project and facility descriptions, pictures, movies,
and at least one research paper.
Application areas are diverse.
The Center for Innovative Computer Applications (CICA) at the
Indiana University Bloomington Campus.
This extensive weblet contains project descriptions, pictures, AVS
related software, movies, and technical reports.
Application areas are diverse.
Scientific Visualization at the University of Manchester (UK).
This weblet contains an article on scientific visualization in
the United Kingdom academic community, including one picture.
The paper includes a discussion of the AVS repository shadow in the UK.
MIT Aero/Astro Scientific Visualization
This weblet is home to Visual2, Visual3, and pV3. These are
visualization systems for unsteady, unstructured (and structured)
CFD visualization (mostly). Visual2 is for 2D flows,
Visual3 for 3D flows, and pV3 takes data from solvers on
distributed workstations on the fly. There are papers, software, and users
manuals. The author assures me that pictures will be coming. The
software is binary and libraries only, not source code.
- The University of Minnesota
The SHASTRA Collaborative Modelling and Visualization
Environment at Purdue University.
This weblet contains descriptions of software and projects, pictures,
and many mpeg movies. There are instructions for obtaining the
software, but you cannot get the software through the web.
ParVis visualization project.
This weblet contains project and software descriptions,
technical papers, pictures, and movies. The work focuses on
volume rendering using a message passing, distributed memory,
The Rutgers VizLab.
This weblet contains pictures, movies, html descriptions of projects
and software, a faculty list, and upcomming events. This lab
has done excellent work in feature detection.
They plan to add research papers in the future.
Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory.
Good projects, pictures, movies, software, technical papers and descriptions
of some of the graphics work at Stanford University.
Lab for Scientific Visual Analysis at Virginia Tech.
This weblet contains pictures, movies, description of facilities
and projects, and some student projects, but no research papers.
The lab is an NCSA academic affiliate. The lab uses mostly Macintosh
CRS4: Centre for Advanced Studies Research and Development in
Sardinia (Cagliari, Italy).
This extensive weblet contains pictures, movies, projects, staff,
research papers, and hypertextual MPEG info. A few papers are
in Italian, but most of the weblet is in English.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
This weblet contains a couple of pictures, a movie, and
extensive documentation for the NCAR graphics package.
European Community Joint Research Centre in Italy.
This weblet has personel and project descriptions along with
a few images. There are also several mpeg movies, including
the global weather over Africa for July 92 (my favorite).
The work is by the visualization group
at the Institute for Informatics and System Engineering.
Centre for Scientific Computing (CSC), Espoo, Finland
This weblet contains a number of movies and images of molecular,
molecular biological, and viral processes along
with at least one research paper. The usual facilities and staff
descriptions are there too. Click
here to go
to CSCs home page.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Imaging and Distributed
This weblet contains some html research papers, images, and movies.
There is a paper on visualization of MRI images. There is also
some educational material: the "Whole Frog" project and the
"Video Microscope" project.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Computing Lab.
This weblet contains a description of staff and facilites and
and number of pictures with brief explainations.
- The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
NASA Ames Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization
Group. This weblet is designed primarily for NASA Ames internal
use. Of general interest are a number of technical papers, descriptions
of local software, and some very nice scivis images -- although there
are no descriptions to help one understand the science.
NASA Langeley Research Center
NASA's Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation Division (NAS)
NAS Applied Research
Branch Visualization Group. This weblet contains pictures,
all of the group's research papers, movies, and this annotated URL bibliography.
Most of the work focuses on visualization of computational
fluid dynamics results.
NAS Division Technical Summaries.
This weblet is contains short descriptions, including pictures, of
a few examples of computational research conducted at the NAS.
The focus is on the computation rather than the visualization.
Flow Analysis Software Toolkit (FAST)
This weblet contains extensive information on FAST, an end
user visualization system particularly suited to CFD
developed by the NAS.
The NSF/ARPA Science and Technology Center for Computer Graphics
or Computer Graphics
and Scientific Visualization.
A one page description of the center and a couple of
inlined computer graphics images. Hopefully this site
will expand some day.
This weblet has excellent information and links to
information about AVS, even though
it is maintained by the
University of Colorado at Bolder Software Support Laboratory.
3DVIEWNIX Home Page.
This weblet is home to a medically oriented visualization software
product sold by the Medical Image Processing Group of the
University of Pennsylvania. The weblet includes movies, description
of the software, downloadable demos (the link was broken when
I checked it!), library reference manual, list of personnel,
ordering information, etc.
The Lateiner Dataspace
weblet contains papers in HTML format
and other documents which relate to research performed at
Lateiner Dataspace on subjects such as stereoscopic volume
visualization and the visualization of discrete physical
simulation models. It includes many pictures, as well as a
link to their FTP site, where one can find demonstration
IRIS Explorer Center.
This weblet contains information about the IRIS
Explorer scientific visualization system originally developed
by SGI and now supported by NAG (the Numerical
Algorithms Group - a non-profit). IRIS Explorer uses the data flow
programming model for scientific visualization.
There is documentation,
maps (data flow programs), modules (nodes in data flow programs),
reviews, ftp site access, newsgroup access, an FAQ, etc.
This weblet contains visualizations created using MATLAB -- a
scientific and engineering software tools specializing in
matrix manipulations. There are a number of nice images, some
with decent explainations.
PixelMotion HYPERCOMP Division.
These folks do parallel workstation computing and visualization of
the results, apparently using AVS. They're in the services business.
The weblet contains one thunderstorm visualization (as of 9/94).
Definition: weblet - a small, highly connected portion of
the World Wide Web maintained by a single organization or
The Army High Performance Computing Research Center.
This weblet contains pictures, movies, descriptions of software, projects,
and staff, but no research papers. Many of the visualizations
come with enough information to gain at least a superficial understanding.
A wide variety of application areas are represented.
Army Research Laboratory Scientific Visualization Team.
This weblet contains pictures, movies, descriptions of the facility, projects,
and staff, but no research papers. Most of the visualizations are
Visualization Using GRASS GIS (U.S. Army Construction Engineering
Research Laboratories). This weblet contains pictures, animations,
brief explanations, links to an online manual for GRASS (Geographic
Resources Analysis Support System), but no research papers.
You can also get a demo of one module of GRASS. Current visualization examples
include surface modeling, erosion modeling, rainfall runoff,
keyframe animation, and global images.
The visualizations are accompanied by enough information to understand them,
at least at a superficial level.
Naval Research Laboratory Visualization Lab.
This weblet contain images, movies, and description of facilities and staff.
There are no research papers.
Realization Reports by Larry Rosenblum from the Office of Naval Research
European Office. This is newsletter devoted to European and Middle Eastern
activities in data visualization, virtual reality, and related technologies.
Comment and suggestions: Al Globus, firstname.lastname@example.org