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      3D Weather – Towards a Real-time 3D Simulation of Localised Weather

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)

      6 - 8 July 2011

      Weather, 3D computer graphics, real-time, experience, virtual reality, simulation, forecast

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          Weather forecasts are nearly always portrayed from either a satellite view perspective, a numerical or symbol based representation. None of these methods actually portray weather visually from the point of view of the observer, that is, they do not represent our experience of weather. This problem presents a challenge to displaying weather using real-time 3D computer graphics. 3D Weather is a proposed method to solve this problem, to create more believable representations of the weather using real weather data. By employing computer graphic techniques and computer game concepts the project intends to create a localized display of weather using mapping and weather data. Started in 2010, the project has been exploring existing techniques, scoping out the needs of stakeholders (such as the Met Office), and creating a prototype to explore the issues. The paper concludes that the quest for realism with computer graphics can be a double-edged sword. It can lead to expectations of accuracy in the data its meant to represent, which can be desired, but in the case of the weather forecast the representation is not necessary what the weather will be, its what the weather might be. The continuing project will explore the balance of issues when representing the weather for past events as well as for forecasts.

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            Conference
            July 2011
            July 2011
            : 35-41
            Affiliations
            Bath School of Art and Design

            Bath Spa University

            Sion Hill, Bath

            BA1 5SF

            United Kingdomwww.3dweather.org
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2011.9
            © Anthony Head. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011), London, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)
            EVA
            London, UK
            6 - 8 July 2011
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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