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TitleVisualizing DIII-D Tokarnak Magnetic Field Lines (In Proceedings)
inProceedings of IEEE Visualization 2000 (Case Studies)
Author(s) Greg Schussman, Kwan-Liu Ma, David Schissel, Todd Evans
Editor(s) R. Van Liere
Keyword(s)Graphics hardware, haloed lines, illuminated lines, interactive visualization, magnetic field, plasma physics, tokamak
Year 2000
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah
DateOctober 9--13, 2000
Pages501--504
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Abstract We demonstrate the use of a combination of perceptually effective techniques for visualizing magnetic field data from the DIII-D Tokamak. These techniques can be implemented to run very efficiently on machines with hardware support for OpenGL. Interactive speeds facilitate clear communication of magnetic field structure, enhancing fusion scientistsí understanding of their data, and thereby accelerating their research.