Use of Stereoscopic Virtual Reality for Online Atmospheric Nucleation Research and Education
International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research (IJETR)
Molecular-level understanding of complex atmospheric nucleation processes is crucial for modelers and researchers who are studying the mechanisms of atmospheric aerosol nucleation. To promote collaborative research and online education in this field, we developed a web-based nucleation data analysis and visualization platform. We have learned that the success of our effort largely depends on the effectiveness of user interface design and data visualization. In this paper, we study the potential of incorporating stereoscopic virtual reality (VR) technologies into our web-based system to achieve our goal. We implemented three different VR enhanced data visualization solutions and conducted a thorough user study and comparison. Our findings could be valuable to anyone who is interested in developing an online 3D virtual world for research and educational purposes.
Use of Stereoscopic Virtual Reality for Online Atmospheric Nucleation Research and Education.
International Journal of Engineering and Technical Research (IJETR), 3(9), 131–138.