Improved Space-Time Capabilities for the Visualization and Analysis of Multisource Disparate Data

EPA Grant Number: R825201
Title: Improved Space-Time Capabilities for the Visualization and Analysis of Multisource Disparate Data
Investigators: Botts, Michael E.
Institution: University of Alabama in Huntsville
EPA Project Officer: Saint, Chris
Project Period: October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1999
Project Amount: $507,951
RFA: High Performance Computing (1996) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Health , Ecosystems , Environmental Statistics

Description:

This project will improve the capabilities for spatial and temporal integration of disparate (e.g., cross-media, multiscale, multisource) data within visualization and analysis tools and will provide a framework to merge and extend GIS and visualization capabilities. It will also investigate data structures for adaptive gridding, and provide a framework to build improved capabilities for dynamic exploration of large, distributed data archives. These capabilities will be tested through two specific applications: visualization and analysis of multisource data from the SOS Nashville Field Measurement Study, and visualization and validation of the multiple resolution output from the Plume-in-Grid emission/dispersion model. Delivered results will include interoperable software components for improved integration of disparate data within standalone and distributed Problem-Solving Environments, as well as specific tools to meet the needs of the two testbed projects.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, computing technology, Ecological Risk Assessment, interoperable software components, ecosystem modeling, mutisource disparate data, geospatial data, computer science, integrated visualization, data management, information technology, data analysis, GIS, plume-in-grid emission dispersion model