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Where graphic design meets atmospheric science
We make use of Blender and its path-tracing engine to realistically render three-dimensional cloud fields from Large-Eddy Simulations (LES). These are not just for show, but can also be used as “instrument simulators”, mimicking the way visual instruments like Total Sky Imagers (TSI) or other hemispheric cameras view the world. This allows a fair comparison between model and measurements.
More info on Blender here: blender.org
Below is an gallery of rendering images of some of our LES simulations.
A few animations, including TSI movies, are posted here:
DALES clouds at JOYCE on 24 July 2014
LES clouds for 11 June 2016 at the ARM SGP site
DALES clouds during EUREC4A
DALES Arctic clouds over open water as observed during ACLOUD RF20
blender.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/14 16:16 by burchart