Isosurface Display of 3-D Scalar Fields from a Meteorological Model on Google Earth

Report No. ARL-TR-6509
Authors: Giap Huynh, Chatt Williamson, and Yansen Wang
Date/Pages: July 2013; 32 pages
Abstract: This report documents the implementation of the marching cubes algorithm for constructing isosurfaces of a three-dimensional scalar field for display within Google Earth. It also describes a user-friendly Google Earth graphical user interface (GUI) menu designed to accomplish this task with minimal input from the user. The resulting isosurface is then displayed automatically in Google Earths three-dimensional display and saved in a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file. This GUI is developed specifically to support the Three-Dimensional Wind Field (3DWF) model in order to showcase its results and capabilities.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2013