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Real-time crater profile analysis: Visualizing high-resolution laser altimetry data sets on the GPU

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J. McDonald
J. McDonald
School of Computing, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 60604, USA
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J. Montgomery
J. Montgomery
Computer Science Department, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
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Published:
October 01, 2015

Impact craters play an important role in planetary chronology and geomorphology. Researchers use a cadre of software tools that aid in visual crater identification and crater morphologic analysis. However, many of the existing software tools support only rudimentary visualization and/or limited crater morphologic analysis. To facilitate the use of high-resolution altimetry data in crater visualization and morphologic analysis, we provide mVTK. mVTK is a novel visualization and morphologic analysis software tool that uses raw altimetry data to render high-resolution cartographic projects in real time that are interactive and support precise crater profile measurements.

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GSA Special Papers

Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V

Gordon R. Osinski
Gordon R. Osinski
Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
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David A. Kring
David A. Kring
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058, USA, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lunar Science Institute, and NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute
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Geological Society of America
Volume
518
ISBN print:
9780813725185
Publication date:
October 01, 2015

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