The Water Cycle Visualization Project

WaterViz for Hubbard Brook represents the nexus between the hydrologic sciences, visual arts, music, and information design.

Hydrologic data, captured from a small watershed at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire using an array of environmental sensors, is transmitted to the internet and used to drive a computer model that calculates all components of the water cycle for the catchment in real time. These data, in turn, drive artistic visualizations and sonifications of the water cycle, reflecting the hydrologic processes occurring at that moment in time.

The Story Behind the WaterViz Project