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Software infrastructure for distributed-rendering. Chromium is largely based on the WireGL project at Stanford University which allows a single application to take advantage of high-speed Server Area Networks (SAN) to perform parallel rendering.

Java-based software framework for analyzing and visualizing geoscience data from satellite and surface observations within a unified interface.

Fortran- and C-based software package for scientific visualization with over two dozen utilities for drawing contours, maps, vectors, streamlines, weather maps, surfaces, histograms, X/Y plots, annotations, and more. It also contains a collection of interpolators and approximators for one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional data. NCAR Graphics is free and downloadable as source code and in binary form. What is NCAR Graphics? has more information, including when to use NCAR Graphics and when to use NCAR Command Language.

A free interpreted language designed specifically for scientific data processing and visualization that can read and write netCDF-3, netCDF-4 classic, HDF4, binary, and ASCII data, and read HDF-EOS2, GRIB1 and GRIB2. The graphics are highly customizable. NCL and NCAR Graphics are released as one package in source code or binary format.

Visual data discovery environment tailored for the geosciences computational fluid dynamics community. VAPor is a desktop solution capable of handling terascale-size data sets, advanced interactive 3-D visualization tightly coupled with quantitative data analysis support for multivariate, time-varying data, and close coupling with RSI's powerful interpretive data language, IDL (now part of ITT).

Software system for interactive visualization of large 5D gridded data sets (three-space dimensions, one-time dimension, and a dimension for enumerating multiple physical variables) such as those produced by numerical models in the atmospheric sciences.

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