I'm using ArcScene 10.3 to view temperature data as seen below:
This data come from a CTD, an instrument that measures the conductivity (salinity) temperature and depth of the ocean. It is lowered to the seafloor making recordings every few seconds.
What I ideally would like to do is interpolate the temperature across the entire area. Then I could take a vertical slice anywhere and see the expected temperatures. ArcScene seems great for visualizing the 3D data but not so great for doing any kind of interpolations.
My best solution so far is a total hack. I choose several of the CDT casts that were somewhat in a line and measured the distance between the first and each subsequent CTD cast. I then added a new field to the data table called distance with this info. I used display xy data in ArcMap setting the distance as x and the depth as y and changed the symbol to show the temperature gradient.
From there I interpolated using ordinary kriging and then exported the interpolation as a tif file which I overlayed on the arcScene map. This solution doesn't seem very rigorous because of the way I calculated distance and the fact that I just placed an image of the interpolation about where it belonged on the ArcScene map. How else can I interpolate this data so I can view in 3D?
*note the first image is from a different area than the last two images