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Swarm Date 09 Oct 01 Oct 27 Sep 21 Sep 11 Sep 04 Sep 29 Aug 27 Oct 24 Oct 19 Oct 16 Sep 08 Sep
Time Lapse FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV FLV
Cumulative Objects VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML VRML

Information on viewing the visualizations

Visualization of mosquitoes within swarms

These pages contain visualizations of the estimated locations of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes filmed in Doneguebougou, Mali, between August and October 2007. You will find two types of visualization here, described below. The objective is to give the viewer an intuitive understanding of the structure and dynamic of these swarms.

Along the top of the page are links to the visualizations. Each swarm filmed and analyzed is shown separately. All the positions shown are relative to the swarm centroid. More details are given in the paper.

A paper formally presenting these results is in preparation by by the NIAID Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research. Please note that these results are the product of the work of many others and that they are not yet public. We ask that you keep them in confidence.

Time lapse movies (FLV)

Two types of flash (FLV) movies are presented here. On the left are the estimated positions of mosquitoes in each stereo image analyzed (each image is separated by an interval of about 15 seconds in real-time). On the right the same data are presented, but the positions of mosquitoes seen are not removed as time progresses. This allows easier comparison of positions between images and over the entire swarming period.

Cumulative object visualizations (VRML)

These pages contain VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) plots of cumulative mosquito positions for each swarm. These models provide complete freedom for the viewer to explore where mosquitoes were seen throughout the These models are manipulable by the viewer, but you will most likely have to install specialized software for your browser to be able to view them. The NIST VRML Plugin and Browser Detector page (here) will detect your browser and platform and list visualization options with download links. Two options that we have tested and can recommend are FreeWRL (for Mac OS X and Linux) and Flux Player (for MS Windows).

NIAID Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research
May 2008


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