Visualizing Hurricane Katrina 

Visualizing Hurricane Katrina 


Using National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research data sets, a scaled and interactive stereographic 3D model of Hurricane Katrina was created by parsing approximately 2GB of satellite and radar data. The data includes information such as the planetary boundary layer height, the water vapor mixing ratio at different altitudes, the digital base reflectivity, and the composite reflectivity at three different heights. The data was parsed and converted into a grid of points in three-dimensional space then a surface mesh was generated from the grid points, with shading added to differentiate altitude. The resulting 3D model of Hurricane Katrina was imported into Unity and configured to run in for ICAVE. Users can interact with the model via a game controller or voice commands.

FIU I-CAVE presents First Folio…

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T H E   G L O B E   T H E A T E R   E X P E R I E N C E : A collaborative student project

The First Folio: The Globe Theater Experience is an interactive digital narrative that brings Shakespeare’s London to life. Using FIU’s ICAVE, this stylized representation of Early Modern London creates a virtual reality experience of what it may have been like to see a play at The Globe Theater. Participants will step into the shoes of a Spanish merchant who is making his way to see a showing of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Along the way, they will experience the chaos of the area around The Globe, as well as learn what it was really like to see a play at the iconic theater in 1598. See the First Folio, and then experience the theater that brought the play to life.