Techniques for Visualization of Estuarine and Coastal Flow Fields

by S. E. Rennie, Virginia Inst of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, United States,
J. M. Hamrick, Virginia Inst of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling

Abstract:

A variety of formats for the display of velocity vector components are presented and assessed. The effective transmittal of information to the viewer is the criterion emphasized. The special challenges introduced by the complexity of estuarine flow fields are discussed. A method for gaining insight into model validation through graphic manipulation is suggested.



Subject Headings: Graphic methods | Estuaries | Imaging techniques | Flow visualization | Three-dimensional models | Fluid velocity | Vector analysis

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