Improving the Visualization and Interpretation of Inhomogeneous Data Sets



Time and again, geoscientists are faced with data sets that are inhomogeneous, either spatially, temporally, or both. This can lead to difficulties in deciding how best to visualize a data set and, more important, in deciding how to interpret models created from a particular data set. Using modeling of the Earth's magnetic field through archaeological time as an example, this brief report illustrates how Google Earth® may be used to improve the visualization and interpretation of inhomogeneous data sets.