Grid Visualiser

Grid Visualiser (version 1.5 November 2008) is an interactive desktop application for the analysis and visualisation of the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Global operational Forecast System (GFS) high resolution (0.5 degree) data available at http://nomads.ncep.noaa.gov/ (downloaded using wget and OpenDAP). Images are able to be generated automatically in batch mode. The Grid Visualiser application is written entirely in IDL. An earlier version of Grid Visualiser (Astronomy) was used in the generation of images on SkippySky Astro-Weather Forecast.

             Grid Visualiser (Astronomy)                            Version 1.5 November 2008                        MSL Pressure
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                      Wind Speed                                                     Wind Arrow (color based on wind speed)
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          Total Cloud Cover                    Low Cloud Cover                     Middle Cloud Cover                  High Cloud Cover
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                  Wind Streamlines                                       Wind Vector                                              Watermark
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                Relative Humidity                                      Precipitable Water                                        Lifted Index
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                     Wind Barb                                              Temperature                                            Light Pollution
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                   Seeing Index                                            Transparency                                            Dewing Risk
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          Total Cloud Cover                       Temperature                           Seeing Index                           Dewing Risk
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