Scientific visualization is an image or video that conveys data collected in various ways.

Scientists use this tool to better understand their data and to share this information with others.

This is a brilliant video from the NASA library and covers:

– Difference between visualization and animation

– Examples of tools for scientific data collection of this type

– View visualization examples of dust crossing from Africa to the Amazon, sea surface salinity, global precipitation, and a typhoon.

– Complex data sets needed to make up the visualizations.

– A Brief discussion about aerospace engineering, computer graphics and pursuing your passion for a career.

– Art, engineering, and challenges of working with visualizations.

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