VR helps visualise future of forests

 Geographers in the US have created a virtual-reality (VR) forest, which simulates what various futures may hold under different climate-change scenarios.

The researchers at Penn State University combined information on forest composition with information on forest ecology to create a forest similar to those found in Wisconsin. In VR, people can walk through a simulated forest of today and see what various futures may hold for the trees in relation to the effects of climate change.

“The main problem that needs to be addressed is that climate change is abstract,” said Alexander Klippel, a professor of geography at Penn State. “Its meaning only unfolds in 10, 15, or 100 years. It is very hard for people to understand and plan and make decisions.”...

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Ken Notes: Interesting video at the link...



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