Improving the Visualization and Interpretation of Inhomogeneous Data Sets

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Abstract

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.

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