Visualization Handbook

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Elsevier, Aug 30, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 984 pages
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The Visualization Handbook provides an overview of the field of visualization by presenting the basic concepts, providing a snapshot of current visualization software systems, and examining research topics that are advancing the field.

This text is intended for a broad audience, including not only the visualization expert seeking advanced methods to solve a particular problem, but also the novice looking for general background information on visualization topics. The largest collection of state-of-the-art visualization research yet gathered in a single volume, this book includes articles by a “who’s who of international scientific visualization researchers covering every aspect of the discipline, including:
· Virtual environments for visualization
· Basic visualization algorithms
· Large-scale data visualization
· Scalar data isosurface methods
· Visualization software and frameworks
· Scalar data volume rendering
· Perceptual issues in visualization
· Various application topics, including information visualization.

* Edited by two of the best known people in the world on the subject; chapter authors are authoritative experts in their own fields;
* Covers a wide range of topics, in 47 chapters, representing the state-of-the-art of scientific visualization.
 

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Contents

2 Accelerated Isosurface Extraction Approaches
39
3 TimeDependent Isosurface Extraction
57
4 Optimal Isosurface Extraction
69
5 Isosurface Extraction Using Extrema Graphs
83
6 Isosurfaces and LevelSets
97
7 Overview of Volume Rendering
127
8 Volume Rendering Using Splatting
175
9 Multidimensional Transfer Functions for Volume Rendering
189
26 Techniques for Visualizing TimeVarying Volume Data
511
A ProblemDriven Approach
533
28 Issues and Architectures in LargeScale Data Visualization
551
29 Consuming Network Bandwidth with Visapult
569
30 The Visualization Toolkit
593
31 Visualization in the SCIRun ProblemSolving Environment
615
32 NAGs IRIS Explorer
633
33 AVS and AVSExpress
655

10 PreIntegrated Volume Rendering
211
11 HardwareAccelerated Volume Rendering
229
12 Overview of Flow Visualization
261
HighResolution Flow Visualization
279
14 Detection and Visualization of Vortices
295
15 Oriented Tensor Reconstruction
313
16 Diffusion Tensor MRI Visualization
327
17 Topological Methods for Flow Visualization
341
18 3D Mesh Compression
359
19 Variational Modeling Methods for Visualization
381
20 Model Simplification
393
21 Direct Manipulation in Virtual Reality
413
22 The Visual Haptic Workbench
431
23 Virtual Geographic Information Systems
449
24 Visualization Using Virtual Reality
479
Access to Large Datasets
493
34 Vis5D Cave5D and VisAD
673
35 Visualization with AVS
689
An EndUser Tool for LargeData Visualization
717
An OpenSource Initiative in Data Segmentation and Registration
733
A Highly Interactive System for Visual Data Analysis
749
The Importance of Perception in Effective Communication of Information
771
40 Art and Science in Visualization
781
41 Exploiting Human Visual Perception in Visualization
807
42 Scalable Network Visualization
819
43 Visual DataMining Techniques
831
44 Visualization in Weather and Climate Research
845
45 Painting and Visualization
873
46 Visualization and Natural Control Systems for Microscopy
893
47 Visualization for Computational Accelerator Physics
919
index
937
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Professor Johnson directs the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah where he is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Bioengineering. His research interests are in the areas of scientific computing and scientific visualization.

Dr. Johnson founded the SCI research group in 1992, which has since grown to become the SCI Institute employing over 100 faculty, staff and students. Professor Johnson serves on several international journal editorial boards, as well as on advisory boards to several national research centers. Professor Johnson has received several awards, including the the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow (PFF) award from President Clinton in 1995 and the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology from Governor Michael Leavitt in 1999. In 2003 he received the Distinguished Professor Award from the University of Utah. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and in 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).