Clustering moment invariants to identify similarity within 2D flow fields.

Roxana Bujack, Jens Kasten, Vijay Natarajan, Gerik Scheuermann and Kenneth I. Joy.
EuroVis 2015: Eurographics Conference on Visualization (Short Paper), 2015, 31-35.


Moment invariants have proven to be a useful tool for the detection of patterns in scalar and vector fields. By their means, an interesting feature can be detected in a data set independent of its exact orientation, position, and scale. In this paper, we show that they can also be applied to explore an unknown dataset without prior determination of a query feature pattern it may possibly contain. The clustering of the high dimensional moment space reveals the major structures in the underlying flow field and gives an excellent overview for subsequent more profound exploration.