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Title: Interactive Visualization of Complex Seismic Data and Models Using Bokeh

Abstract

Visualizing multidimensional data and models becomes more challenging as the volume and resolution of seismic data and models increase. But thanks to the development of powerful and accessible computer systems, a model web browser can be used to visualize complex scientific data and models dynamically. In this paper, we present four examples of seismic model visualization using an open-source Python package Bokeh. One example is a visualization of a surface-wave dispersion data set, another presents a view of three-component seismograms, and two illustrate methods to explore a 3D seismic-velocity model. Unlike other 3D visualization packages, our visualization approach has a minimum requirement on users and is relatively easy to develop, provided you have reasonable programming skills. Finally, utilizing familiar web browsing interfaces, the dynamic tools provide us an effective and efficient approach to explore large data sets and models.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Geosciences
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Saint Louis Univ., MO (United States). Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; ORNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1424454
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; EAR-1053484; EAR-1053363
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Seismological Research Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 2A; Journal ID: ISSN 0895-0695
Publisher:
Seismological Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Chai, Chengping, Ammon, Charles J., Maceira, Monica, and Herrmann, Robert B. Interactive Visualization of Complex Seismic Data and Models Using Bokeh. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1785/0220170132.
Chai, Chengping, Ammon, Charles J., Maceira, Monica, & Herrmann, Robert B. Interactive Visualization of Complex Seismic Data and Models Using Bokeh. United States. doi:10.1785/0220170132.
Chai, Chengping, Ammon, Charles J., Maceira, Monica, and Herrmann, Robert B. Wed . "Interactive Visualization of Complex Seismic Data and Models Using Bokeh". United States. doi:10.1785/0220170132.
@article{osti_1424454,
title = {Interactive Visualization of Complex Seismic Data and Models Using Bokeh},
author = {Chai, Chengping and Ammon, Charles J. and Maceira, Monica and Herrmann, Robert B.},
abstractNote = {Visualizing multidimensional data and models becomes more challenging as the volume and resolution of seismic data and models increase. But thanks to the development of powerful and accessible computer systems, a model web browser can be used to visualize complex scientific data and models dynamically. In this paper, we present four examples of seismic model visualization using an open-source Python package Bokeh. One example is a visualization of a surface-wave dispersion data set, another presents a view of three-component seismograms, and two illustrate methods to explore a 3D seismic-velocity model. Unlike other 3D visualization packages, our visualization approach has a minimum requirement on users and is relatively easy to develop, provided you have reasonable programming skills. Finally, utilizing familiar web browsing interfaces, the dynamic tools provide us an effective and efficient approach to explore large data sets and models.},
doi = {10.1785/0220170132},
journal = {Seismological Research Letters},
number = 2A,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 14 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Wed Feb 14 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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