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Science  24 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5692, pp. 1907
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1907
  • HONORABLE MENTION: The Elbe River Flood 2002

    Geographer Nils Sparwasser and colleagues at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen send viewers on a bird's-eye journey over Eastern Europe in August 2002 as entire cities are consumed by the worst flooding to hit the region in more than 100 years. The group incorporated optical and radar data from 10 satellites to create the three-dimensional presentation. Disaster organizations may soon use similar displays to predict flood damage and evacuate endangered residents.

  • HONORABLE MENTION: The Spatiotemporal Arboviral Surveillance in Florida During 2003

    A map of Florida comes to life in this animated video by biologist Gregory Ross and colleagues at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Clouds of red, yellow, and green transiently materialize over various regions of the state as antibodies against the West Nile and eastern equine encephalitis viruses appear in sentinel chicken flocks throughout the year. Mosquito- control agencies and health departments can use this animated map to track and combat the mosquitoes that carry these viruses.

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    David Grimm

    Multimedia Material

    Following are links to excerpts from two of the highlighted noninteractive-video presentations in the 2004 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge:

    Additional screenshots and links to other multimedia material can be found in the online slide show that accompanies the 2004 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge articles, at