SOAViz: Visualization for Portable X-ray Fluorescence Soil Profiles

V. Pham, T. Dang

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Abstract

The soil is an essential element of life. It is where people grow plants for food, fibers, and other materials. It also helps to filter water and recycles wastes. Therefore, understanding soil physical/chemical characteristics and structural aggregation are of vital importance. In this project, we work closely with the soil scientists to develop a visualization solution to the rapidly gaining favor approach to soil horizon analysis using Portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) devices. Our visualization, called SOAViz, aims to provide soil scientists with rapid valuable insights into soil properties both visually perceptible with graphs and imperceptible quantification features with statistical calculations from the data collected from pXRF equipment. SOAViz was developed with analysis tasks solicited from the soil scientists and validated by applying to real soil profiles collected in an Experimental Rangeland in Lubbock, TX, USA. This visual solution together with the quick scanning results from pXRF devices offers a timely means of quantifying elemental concentrations in the soil horizons in large scale at a reduced cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvirVis 2019 - Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences
EditorsDieter Fellner
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Pages33-40
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783038680864
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event7th Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2019 at EuroVis 2019 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Jun 3 2019Jun 4 2019

Publication series

NameEnvirVis 2019 - Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences

Conference

Conference7th Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2019 at EuroVis 2019
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period06/3/1906/4/19

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