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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Robert L
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Jason A
dc.contributor.authorLandi, Enrico
dc.contributor.authorSimoni, Mary
dc.contributor.authorZurbuchen, Thomas H
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, D Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-08T22:48:42Z
dc.date.available2014-04-08T22:48:42Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2011), Budapest, Hungary. 20-23 June, 2011. International Community for Auditory Display, 2011.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/51574
dc.descriptionPresented at the 17th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2011), 20-23 June, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary.en_US
dc.description.abstractTo date, scientific data analysis is almost exclusively conducted through the visual modality, though the perceptual benefits of multi-modal stimulation are well known [1]. Visualization tools utilize parameters such as color, size, and shape to render data sets of moderate complexity. However, a growing number of NASA instruments produce extremely large and complex data sets that must be visually rendered in groups of sub-dimensions [2]. One such instrument, the Solar Wind Ion Composition Spectrometer (SWICS) on the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) satellite, has measured a large number of solar wind parameters for the last 13 years. The effective navigation and analysis of these massive data sets is a persistent challenge. New data mining tools are necessary in order to fully engage the large number of variables involved with these extremely complex systems. New multi-modal interfaces will have far reaching applications for exploratory heliophysics research. This work will demonstrate that audification is a powerful diagnostic tool for mining and analyzing solar wind data. Through audification, this research has revealed new insight into data parameters used for differentiating solar wind types. For example, an ion charge state ratio previously considered to be unimportant is proving to be a leading indicator of the boundaries between coronal hole and non-coronal hole wind, as discussed below. A deep understanding of space weather, to which the solar wind is a decisive component, will be increasingly important as we continue to explore the space environment.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAuditory displayen_US
dc.subjectDiagnostic explorationen_US
dc.subjectData analysisen_US
dc.titleAUDIFICATION AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL FOR EXPLORATORY HELIOSPHERIC DATA ANALYSISen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameNASA-Goddard Space Flight Centeren_US
dc.publisher.originalInternational Community for Auditory Displayen_US
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