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Project ID: 210
Author: Laura McCord
Project Title: Issues and Techniques of Data Visualization for Water Levels in the Corpus Christi Bay
Semester: Fall 2003
Committe Chair: Dr. Stephen Dannelly
Committee Member 1: Dr. Dulal Kar
Committee Member 2: Dr. John Fernandez
Project Description: Researchers consistently collect large amounts of data that can be difficult to comprehend without graphical representation. With a good interpretation, data cane be understood more easily as opposed to a plain set of numeric values. By using a powerful problem-solving technique such as data visualization, researchers can analyze such complex data sets and present their findings in a clear and easier manner. Through simulation programming, this project presents the idea that data visualization can be used as a communication tool between researchers and non-technical individuals. Data colected by the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network (TCOON) was used to construct three-dimensional models. The models are based on the primary water levels of Corpus Christi Bay and it uses modeling techniques to create an accurate model for interpretation. Tests were performed to evaluate the effectiveness of these models. The design of the two models along with the test suite and results is presented.
Project URL:   210.pdf