Streamline visualization of multiple 2D vector fields

Timothy Urness, Victoria Interrante

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The analysis of data that consists of multiple vector fields can be greatly facilitated by the simultaneous visualization of the vector fields. An effective visualization must accurately reflect the key physical structures of the fields in a way that does not allow for an unintended bias toward one distribution. While there are several effective techniques to visualize a single vector field through equally-spaced streamlines, applying these techniques to individual vector fields and combining them in a single image yields undesirable artifacts. In this paper, we present strategies for the effective visualization of two vector fields through the use of streamlines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Visualization and Data Analysis 2008
StatePublished - May 15 2008
EventVisualization and Data Analysis 2008 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2008Jan 29 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherVisualization and Data Analysis 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Flow visualization
  • Vector field visualization

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