// Hyperwall 


Our 15-screen hyperwall showcases awe-inspiring visuals created by NASA scientists and data visualizers. As part of our expanded data analysis and visualization capabilities, the NASACenter for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Dr. Piers J. Sellers Data Visualization Theater features a 20-foot by 6-foot 10-inch multi-screen hyperwall, also known as a visualization wall, or viswall for short. The hyperwall is a joint effort of the NCCS and the Scientific Visualization Studio.

The NCCS hyperwall combines 15 55-inch high-definition LCD screens with very narrow bezels, resulting in an almost seamless surface of more than 31 million pixels. It is a flexible environment for displaying high-definition movies of simulation results, data visualizations, animations, and other imagery. Not only can the wall display high-definition movies (1280x720 and 1920x1080), but the data and simulation results are much higher than traditional high-definition resolution, up to 9600x3240. The wall can show a single visualization across all 15 screens, or up to 15 or more visualizations at once for comparison.

// Visualizations

NCCS-hosted simulations regularly presented on the hyperwall:

  • Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) climate change projections following surface air temperature, ice cover, and other fields from 1880 to 2100
  • The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) Modern Era Retrospective-analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) project, a comprehensive reanalysis of weather and climate beginning in 1979
  • GMAO global model simulations run at resolutions as high as 3.5 kilometers and capturing phenomena such as massive snowstorms hitting the eastern United States, and a highly active Atlantic hurricane season
  • Additional results from Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, Astrophysics, and Engineering


Hyperwall Presentations

Attend a presentation to learn more about NASA research while enjoying high-definition movies of simulation results, data visualizations, animations, and other imagery created by the Scientific Visualization Studio.

NCCS users may display their visualized results and offer presentations to invited guests and/or Goddard-hosted tour groups. The NCCS hyperwall also offers a scalable amplified group environment for data interaction and collaboration. Further interactive capabilities are under development.

// Hyperwall Support


To book the Data Visualization Theater, send a meeting invitation to: gsfc-viswall-b28-rs214@mail.nasa.gov

Include the following information with your request:

  • Date and time
  • Name of group/tour
  • Purpose of group visit
  • Approximate number of attendees
  • Whether or not you will require a tour leader and/or someone to run the hyperwall

Scheduling Point-of-Contact
Luli Laulu


For hyperwall technical support, send email to: support@nccs.nasa.gov

// Traveling Hyperwall

In addition to the permanent NCCS installation, NASA's Science Mission Directorate brings hyperwalls to major scientific conferences and events worldwide. Recent examples include meetings of the American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Meteorological Society across North America; the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference in Durban, South Africa; and Planet Under Pressure in London, England.

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