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Visualizing DIII-D Tokarnak Magnetic Field Lines

  • Author(s): Schussman, Greg
  • Ma, Kwan-Liu
  • Schissel, David
  • Evans, Todd
  • Editor(s): Van Liere, R.
  • et al.

We demonstrate the use of a combination of perceptually effective techniques for visualizing magnetic field data from the DIII-D Tokamak. These techniques can be implemented to run very efficiently on machines with hardware support for OpenGL. Interactive speeds facilitate clear communication of magnetic field structure, enhancing fusion scientists' understanding of their data, and thereby accelerating their research.

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