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Techniques and tools for effective visualization and sonification in the geosciences
Convener: Jon Blower  | Co-Conveners: Niklas Röber , Karen Mair 
 / Mon, 28 Apr, 15:30–17:15  / Room G1
 / Attendance Mon, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Red Posters
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Techniques and tools for effective visualization and sonification in the geosciences

Visualization and sonification are techniques for helping scientists to extract information and meaning from complex data. Geoscience data presents particular challenges, being typically large, multivariate, multidimensional, time-varying and uncertain. This session will present new tools, approaches and applications that help scientists to explore their data or to communicate complex results to a wider audience.

Sonification is the use of non-speech audio to display data. Since our ears can identify particular patterns such as time series, dynamics, and expectation more strongly than our eyes, auditory display offers significant potential to perceptualise our data in new and exciting ways. Not only might we recognize new features or process data more rapidly, but as a complementary ‘visualisation’ tool, sound can help us absorb more information than visuals alone, making it particularly well suited to the analysis and presentation of multidimensional geoscientific datasets.

This session is part of a set of visualization activities planned for EGU 2014. For information about all the sessions please see