T. Udeshi, R. Hudson, and M. E. Papka, "Seamless Multiresolution Isosurfaces Using Wavelets," Preprint ANL/MCS-P801-0300, March 2000. [pdf]
Data sets that are being produced by today's simulations, such as the ones generated by DOE's ASCI program, are too large for real-time exploration and visualization. Therefore, new methods of visualizing these data sets need to be investigated. We present a method that combines isosurface representations of different resolutions into a seamless solution, virtually free of cracks and overlaps. This technique combines existing isosurface generation algorithms and wavelet theory to produce a real-time solution to multiple-resolution isosurfaces.