Met.3D - Visualization of Ensemble Weather Predictions
In the context of weather forecasting during aircraft-based field campaigns, the Technical University of Munich's Chair for Computer Graphics and Visualization is, in collaboration with the DLR (German Aerospace Centre) Institute of Atmospheric Physics, developing a GPU powered 3D weather forecasting tool for ECMWF ensemble forecasts. In our project, we are interested in how we can exploit the computational power of GPUs to create interactive 3D visualizations of ensemble predictions that enable the forecaster to (a) quickly identify atmospheric features of interest to a campaign and (b) assess the features' uncertainty. This includes technical issues as well as the question of how the forecast meteorological fields and the uncertainty information derived from the ensemble can best be presented in three dimensions.
GPU based interactive 3D visualization of ECMWF ensemble forecasts
Interactive 3D visualization of ECMWF ensemble forecasts for research flight planning