Visualization of Wind Data on Google Earth for the Three-dimensional Wind Field (3DWF) Model

Report No. ARL-TR-6138
Authors: Giap Huynh, Yansen Wang, and Chatt Williamson
Date/Pages: September 2012; 58 pages
Abstract: This report documents the algorithms of visualization of vertical and horizontal cross-sections of wind field, and the construction of wind direction's 3D flag for wind direction profile display. In addition, this report describes user-friendly Google Earth graphical user interface (GUI) menus designed to offer the user flexibility, and simple options in order to generate 3D displays in Google Earth and to save them in a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2012