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Particle Flurries is an interactive approach to 3D flow visualization. The approach produces a "synoptic visualization" and is used to examine both internal and external flows. Synoptic visualizations give viewers a synopsis of all flow features simultaneously. Good examples of 2D synoptic visualizations are weather maps from both TV news reports and online Web pages. The human visual system is adept at finding patterns within larger contexts, and we hypothesize that synoptic visualization methods will help users find unexpected features more quickly and thus speed the understanding of complex 3D time-varying flows. Particle Flurries (PF) is our effort toward a synoptic visualization of complex pulsatile 3D flow.