Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C26, 21-24, 2012
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doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C26-21-2012
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07 Jun 2012
3D geospatial modelling and visualization for marine environment: Study of the marine pelagic ecosystem of the south-eastern Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic
J. Sahlin1, M. A. Mostafavi1, A. Forest2, M. Babin2, and B. Lansard3 1Dept. of Geomatic Sciences, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
2Takuvik Joint International Laboratory, Université Laval (Canada) – CNRS (France), Département de Biologie and Québec-Océan, Université Laval, G1V 0A6, Canada
3LEGOS, Laboratoire d’Études en Géophysique et Océanographie spatiales, CNRS-UPS-CNES, 31400 Toulouse, France
Keywords: GIS, Oceanography, Visualization, Spatial, Modelling, Three-dimensional, Interpretation Abstract. Geospatial modelling of the marine pelagic ecosystem is challenging due to its dynamic and volumetric nature. Consequently, conventional oceanographic spatial analysis of this environment is in a 2D environment, limited to static cutting planes in horizontal and vertical sections to present various phenomena. In this paper, we explore the contribution of recent 3D development in GIS and in scientific visualization tools for representation and analyses of oceanographic data sets. The advantages of a 3D solution are illustrated with a 3D geospatial voxel representation of water masses distribution in the southeastern Beaufort Sea (west of the Canadian Arctic).
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Citation: Sahlin, J., Mostafavi, M. A., Forest, A., Babin, M., and Lansard, B.: 3D geospatial modelling and visualization for marine environment: Study of the marine pelagic ecosystem of the south-eastern Beaufort Sea, Canadian Arctic, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C26, 21-24, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C26-21-2012, 2012.

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