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Paper: Visualization of Scalar Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data
Volume: 385, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2007
Page: 309
Authors: Weber, G.H.; Beckner, V.E.; Childs, H.; Ligocki, T.J.; Miller, M.C.; Van Straalen, B.; Bethel, E.W.
Abstract: Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) is a highly effective computation method for simulations that span a large range of spatiotemporal scales, such as astrophysical simulations, which must accommodate ranges from interstellar to sub-planetary. Most mainstream visualization tools still lack support for AMR grids as a first class data type and AMR code teams use custom built applications for AMR visualization. The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Science Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies (VACET) is currently working on extending VisIt, which is an open source visualization tool that accommodates AMR as a first-class data type. These efforts will bridge the gap between generalpurpose visualization applications and highly specialized AMR visual analysis applications. Here, we give an overview of the state of the art in AMR scalar data visualization research.
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