This page show visualizations of a case study to analyse how an oil spill close to the coast of New Orleans would behave if hurricane Gustav would fly over. The simulation of the oil spill was done by Jian Tao at the CCT based on data and simulations of coastal, civil, mechanical and environmental departments of the LSU. The visualization includes the vector field of the wind, the height of the ocean, satellite images and the particles of the oil spill. Trajectories of the particles are offset in z direction (up) to illustrate curvature to emphasize changes in the speed of the particles.
Visualizations by Marcel Ritter, VISH.
- An HPC Framework for Large Scale Simulations and Visualizations of Oil Spill Trajectories. Tao J., Benger W., Kelin H., Mathews E., Ritter M., Diener P., Kaiser C., Zhao H., Allen G., Chen Q. (2010). In EMI 2010, Los Angeles. CA. USA. (pdf)
- Demo video prepared for and shown at the super-computing conference 2010 in New Orleans.
- Other published images of the oil spill simulation.
– Oil spill trajectories published at
National Science Foundation,
International Science Grid this Week and
Sogalon’s Zeitgeist Soup
– Oil spill particles published as ‘image of science’ in ‘zukunft forscht – Magazin fuer Wissenschaft und Forschung der Universitaet Innsbruck’ (pdf) (Innsbruck, Austria) 2012, http://www.uibk.ac.at/forschung/magazin