With the help of specially developed computer programs, the 'Climate Visualization Laboratory' presents the results of climate simulations in the form of images or videos. This facilitates the analysis of large volumes of data - trends and relations become clearer and (in the truest sense of the word) easier to see.
Climate models produce enormous amounts of data. Even when only two variables are used, temperature and rainfall for example, potential values increase exponentially when calculated for as many points as possible worldwide, and not for a single location. In addition, measurements have to be taken, from the depths of the oceans to high in the atmosphere, over a very long period of time.
Dr. Felicia Brisc, Tel. +49 40 42838 7744, Email: felicia.brisc"AT"uni-hamburg.de