Results are then compared for the same group of students between the situation when they learned with scientific visualizations
and when they did not.
Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the breakthroughs in scientific visualization
and add this as a stop in your SC11 experience.
Use of parallel computational techniques are very well suited for improving the resolution of scientific visualizations
, since most images can be easily segmented and the segments individually processed.
It's still something of a technical challenge--it's not easy to do, but high-quality scientific visualization
is now within the technical and cost constraints of most research and educational institutions.
In many ways, the major impact of virtual reality technology on scientific visualization
is in providing a "real-time" intuitive interface for exploring data while facilitating the use of scientific visualization
in the research process.
Recent increases in memory and processing capabilities now allow many to be performed on inexpensive workstations, bringing scientific visualization
within reach of a much larger number of environmental researchers.
In some respects, scientific visualization
is a generalization of traditional two-dimensional plotting and graphing.
At the same time, visualization experts themselves don't mind showing off a little, especially when their work appears at SIGGRAPH, where scientific visualization
shares the stage with dancing raisins and Hollywood dinosaurs.