MultiVisA: Visual Analysis of Multi-run Physical Simulation Data using Interactive Aggregated Plots

Alexey Fofonov, Lars Linsen

Abstract

Physical simulations aim at modeling and computing spatio-temporal phenomena. As the simulations depend on initial conditions and/or parameter settings whose impact is to be investigated, a larger number of simulation runs is commonly executed. Analyzing all facets of such multi-run multi-field spatio-temporal simulation data poses a challenge for visualization. It requires the design of different visual encodings that aggregate information in multiple ways and at multiple abstraction levels. MultiVisA is a tool for the interactive visual analysis of multi-run data from physical simulations based on a number of aggregated plots and coordinated interactions. A histogram-based plot allows for the investigation of the distribution of function values within all simulation runs. A density-based time-series plot allows for the detection of temporal patterns and outliers within the ensemble of multiple runs for single and multiple fields. A similarity-based plot allows for the comparison of multiple or individual runs and their behavior over time. Coordinated views allow for linking the plots to spatial visualizations in physical space. We apply MultiVisA to physical simulations from the field of climate research and astrophysics. We document the analysis process, demonstrate its effectiveness, and provide evaluations involving domain experts.

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Fofonov A. and Linsen L. (2018). MultiVisA: Visual Analysis of Multi-run Physical Simulation Data using Interactive Aggregated Plots.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-289-9, pages 62-73. DOI: 10.5220/0006574300620073


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp18,
author={Alexey Fofonov and Lars Linsen},
title={MultiVisA: Visual Analysis of Multi-run Physical Simulation Data using Interactive Aggregated Plots},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={62-73},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006574300620073},
isbn={978-989-758-289-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - MultiVisA: Visual Analysis of Multi-run Physical Simulation Data using Interactive Aggregated Plots
SN - 978-989-758-289-9
AU - Fofonov A.
AU - Linsen L.
PY - 2018
SP - 62
EP - 73
DO - 10.5220/0006574300620073