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Real-time crater profile analysis; visualizing high-resolution laser altimetry data sets on the GPU

J. McDonald and J. Montgomery
Real-time crater profile analysis; visualizing high-resolution laser altimetry data sets on the GPU (in Large meteorite impacts and planetary evolution V, Gordon R. Osinski (editor) and David A. Kring (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (September 2015) 518: 213-227

Abstract

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.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 518
Title: Real-time crater profile analysis; visualizing high-resolution laser altimetry data sets on the GPU
Title: Large meteorite impacts and planetary evolution V
Author(s): McDonald, J.Montgomery, J.
Author(s): Osinski, Gordon R.editor
Author(s): Kring, David A.editor
Affiliation: DePaul University, School of Computing, Chicago, IL, United States
Pages: 213-227
Published: 20150917
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Meeting name: Large meteorite impacts and planetary evolution V
Meeting location: Sudbury, ON, CAN, Canada
Meeting date: 20130805Aug. 5-8, 2013
References: 32
Accession Number: 2015-104804
Categories: Extraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 6 tables
Secondary Affiliation: Georgetown University, USA, United States
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201545
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