Ubiquitous Interactive Visualization of 3-D Mantle Convection through Web Applications Using Java

  • Jonathan C. Mc Lane
  • Wojciech W. Czech
  • David A. Yuen
  • Michael R. Knox
  • James B. S. G. Greensky
  • M. Charley Kameyama
  • Vincent M. Wheeler
  • Rahul Panday
  • Hiroki Senshu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5359)


We have designed a new system for real-time interactive visualization of results taken directly from large-scale simulations of 3-D mantle convection and other large-scale simulations. This approach allows for intense visualization sessions for a couple of hours as opposed to storing massive amounts of data in a storage system. Our data sets consist of 3-D data for volume rendering with sets ranging as high as over 10 million unknowns at each timestep. Large scale visualization on a display wall holding around 13 million pixels has already been accomplished with extension to hand-held devices, such as the OQO and Nokia N800. We are developing web-based software in Java to extend the use of this system across long distances. The software is aimed at creating an interactive and functional application capable of running on multiple browsers by taking advantage of two AJAX-enabled web frameworks: Echo2 and Google Web Toolkit.


Mantle Convection Visualization System Interactive Visualization Achieve Data Rate Image Panel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan C. Mc Lane
    • 1
  • Wojciech W. Czech
    • 2
  • David A. Yuen
    • 1
  • Michael R. Knox
    • 3
  • James B. S. G. Greensky
    • 4
  • M. Charley Kameyama
    • 5
  • Vincent M. Wheeler
    • 6
  • Rahul Panday
    • 7
  • Hiroki Senshu
    • 8
  1. 1.MSI, U. of MinnesotaUSA
  2. 2.AGH, KrakowPoland
  3. 3.LCSE, U. of MinnesotaUSA
  4. 4.LCSE, U. MinnesotaUSA
  5. 5.U. EhimeJapan
  6. 6.MSI, U. MinnesotaUSA
  7. 7.Indian Institute of Tech.India
  8. 8.Tokyo Institute Tech.Japan

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