“Realtime topographic contour line generation.”
Many of our first experiments of creating landforms and designing a new world started in the sandbox (you can only image what I do at the beach). This video shows how that early childhood activity can make for an excellent classroom demonstration to shows how Earth’s physical systems work. If you don’t happen to have a digital topographic map to superimpose on the sandbox and a GPU-based water simulation, then at least you’ve got this video. Click here to learn more about this UC Davis project on the visualization of lake ecosystems.