The story “Planet on Fire” went live in the NASA Visualization Explorer iPad app on March 7. It showcases a global tour of fires from the MODIS instruments aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites and the GEOS-5/GOCART models run by the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO, 610.1) on the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS, 606.2) Discover supercomputer. The story has received over 131,700 hits. The story content is available on the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS, 606.4) website.
SVS visualization featured in Science Magazine
The February 2013 issue of Science Magazine features an image made by Ernest T. Wright (606.4) from the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS). The image highlights the free-air gravity map developed by the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. The Science cover can be seen at: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6120.cover-expansion.
SVS visualization featured in National Geographic
The February 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine highlights the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS, Code 606.4) visualization “Perpetual Ocean” in a full-page story. The visualization is available on their digital edition.
Horace Mitchell receives Information Science & Technology Award
This year's Excellence in Information Science and Technology award goes to Horace Mitchell, who leads the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS). Horace is being recognized for leading the SVS in producing visualizations of NASA scientific data for use in public media outlets using many processes from the film and animation industry. Congratulations to Horace on this recognition by the center of his contributions!