A scientific visualization of 3D global carbon dioxide data is appearing at this week’s SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival in Los Angeles, California. From hundreds of submissions the visualization is among only 25 videos selected for the prestigious Electronic Theater. The first screening is tonight at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “SIGGRAPH is one of the top venues for computer graphics in the world,” said Greg Shirah, lead visualizer on the project from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS). The annual conference draws more than 14,000 attendees who line up early for seats at the Electronic Theater. Shirah and colleagues are thrilled that their work is the sole data visualization being shown on a massive screen alongside artistic videos and feature film special effects sequences. This honor by their computer graphics peers caps off a year that saw the visualization receive the Professional Winner award in Science Magazine's Data Stories contest. Read More