J2.6 The Weather and Climate Toolkit

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 4:45 PM
Room 13AB (Austin Convention Center)
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. N. Lott and S. A. Del Greco

The Weather and Climate Toolkit (WCT) is free, platform independent software distributed from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The WCT allows the visualization and data export of weather and climate data, including Radar, Satellite and Model data.

The WCT provides tools for custom data overlays, background maps, animations and basic filtering. The export of images and movies is provided in multiple formats. The data export feature supports conversion of data to a variety of common formats including Shapefile, Well-Known Text, GeoTIFF, ESRI Grid and Gridded NetCDF. These data export features promote the interoperability of weather and climate information with various scientific communities and common software packages such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, MatLAB, etcÂ… Advanced data export support for Google Earth enables the 2-D and 3-D export of rendered data and isosurfaces.

New features include user interface improvements, NEXRAD Dual Polarization support, experimental Time Morphing and simple grid statistics.

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