Enhancing Data Ingest Capability for the Interactive Image SpreadSheet (IISS) 

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Contact Information:

K. Palaniappan
Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211

Shelley Zhuang
Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211


Student Investigator:

Mentors:
Fritz Hasler (NASA/GSFC, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Mesoscale Dynamics Precipitation Branch), K. Palaniappan (USRA and Univ. of Missouri-Columbia)

Research Objective

The objective of this task was to enhance the data ingest capability of the Interactive Image SpreadSheet by increasing the number of generic image data formats that the IISS Read Panel can process and display.

Significance

The Interactive Image SpreadSheet (IISS), developed by my mentors, is very helpful toward visualization of the vast amount of remote sensing and geophysical information acquired for studying natural phenomena such as severe weather and hurricane.

Computational Aspects

IISS source code is written mostly in C and C++; it uses the Forms graphical user interface, and libraries including NCSA HDF, USGS proj, etc. IISS was compiled on an Indigo2 XZ UNIX workstation with a R4400 200 MHZ CPU, 128 MB of memory, and 6 GB of diskspace. Code was significantly optimized to improve reading efficiency especially for very large datasets.

Accomplishments

Experience Gained