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Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers (VAPOR)
Entry ID: UCAR_VAPOR


Summary
Abstract: VAPOR is the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers. VAPOR provides an interactive 3D visualization environment that can also produce animations and still frame images. VAPOR runs on most UNIX and Windows systems equipped with modern 3D graphics cards.

The VAPOR Data Collection (VDC) data model allows users progressively access the fidelity of their data, allowing for the visualization of terascale data sets on commodity hardware. VAPOR can also directly import data formats including WRF, MOM, POP, ROMS, and some GRIB and NetCDF files.

Users can perform ad-hoc analysis with VAPOR's interactive Python interpreter; which allows for the creation, modification, and visualization of new variables based on input model data.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Download the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers (VAPOR) software.


Link: PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers (VAPOR) project home page.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Quality
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITYAND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAG


Use Constraints
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notices, as included in the source code, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

Neither the name of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research nor the names of its Contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.


Keywords
Visualization
Data Analysis
Geoscience
IDL


Personnel
VAPOR SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: vapor at ucar.edu


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


Publications/References
Clyne, J., Mininni, P., Norton, A., and Rast, M. "Interactive desktop analysis of high resolution simulations:
application to turbulent plume dynamics and current sheet formation", New Journal of Physics 9 (2007) 301.

Clyne, J. and Rast, M. "A prototype discovery environment for analyzing and visualizing terascale turbulent fluid flow simulations", in proceedings of Visualization and Data Analysis 2005, pp. 284-294, January 2005.
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-11-18
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-20



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