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Implementation of Visualization Analysis Software for Evaluating the Changes of Permafrost on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

  • Jiuyuan Huo
  • Yaonan Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7030)

Abstract

To understand heat transfer process and climatic response process in the Qinghai-Tibet highway subgrade, lots of long-term ground temperature observation systems have been deployed to obtain the periodic temperature values. Contour maps were used to analysis these data for study permafrost changes. This paper is to fully utilize the powerful drawing software Surfer through the embedded programming of Visual Basic 6.0. A visualization and analysis software of permafrost change process has been quickly realized by this hybrid programming method. Compared with the original method, it saves time of developing application program to draw contour maps, but also ensure accuracy and efficiency. It also helps researchers to find characteristics and regular patterns of permafrost change process in Qinghai-Tibet highway easily.

Keywords

Permafrost Contour Map Visualization Surfer Software 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiuyuan Huo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yaonan Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research InstituteChinese Academy of SciencesLanzhouChina
  2. 2.Information CenterLanzhou Jiaotong UniversityLanzhouChina

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