3D VISUALIZATION OF CLUSTER DATA WITH OVT
Y.Khotyaintsev(1), K. Stasiewicz (1) and M. Khotyaintsev (1,2)
(1) Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala Division, (2) Kiev Shevchenko
University, Space Physics Dept.
Multipoint measurements in space open a question of data visualization because the
traditional techniques are not sufficient for analyzing the new quality of data
provided by the four Cluster spacecraft. We demonstrate how Cluster data can be
visualized in 3D with Orbit Visualization Tool (OVT). The data can be plotted
along the orbit, on the fieldlines crossed by the satellite, or on the ionospheric
footprints together with the global magnetospheric structure. A possiblity to
interractively browse through the data and see configuration of the cluster of
satellites, magnetic field topology, spin axis orientation, etc., makes OVT a
powerfull tool for both studying and presenting the data. The homepage for Orbit
Visualization Tool is http://ovt.irfu.se.