92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Sunday, 22 January 2012
The Use of the Integrated Data Viewer(IDV) in Forecasting, Research and Public Weather Displays
Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Stefan Cecelski, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) developed by Unidata is an advanced java-based meteorological data viewer with numerous capabilities including three-dimensional graphics and customized image and movie generation. The capabilities of the IDV will be demonstrated by the student's use of the program through graduate research, forecasting and public weather outreach. The work done by the student shows how versatile and powerful the IDV is for numerous types of meteorological data, and demonstrates its seamless integration of each onto a single display. The main points of focus will be: i) the use of the IDV for displaying very high-resolution Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations of a tropical cyclogenesis case conducted for Ph.D. research, ii) real-time generation of satellite and radar images for an electronic public weather map wall, and iii) numerical weather prediction output generated for short term weather forecasting. The advances in the IDV and related computer technology have helped the student accomplish his research and forecasting goals, as well as making displays of weather information clearer and more understandable to the public.

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