Empowering Metview users through a new user interface

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Stephan Siemen, ECMWF, Reading, Berks., United Kingdom; and I. Russell, S. Kertesz, and F. Ii

Metview has been for more than 20 years ECMWF's integrated software system for accessing, processing and visualising meteorological data in operations and research. The latest generation of Metview includes enhanced functionality for interactive inspection and batch processing of data from an increased variety of sources. Metview is extensively used in batch to generate visual products from ECMWF forecasts for its Member States and customers on its web page.

The poster will present new developments in Metview which greatly improve the user experience working with meteorological data. The most visible change is the newly developed, redesigned and even more powerful interactive user interface, which enables users much faster access to the many functions Metview offers. Users are now presented with a much improved look-and-feel and the ability to better organise and search for their icons and scripts.

New developments also include modules to interface Metview's powerful data manipulation capabilities with external meteorological applications, e.g. VAPOR for four-dimensional visualisation.

An update will be given on how Metview supports ECMWF's OpenIFS project by offering visualisation for OpenIFS model outputs and providing its users with an integrated interface to the single column model(SCM).

Version 4 of Metview is available under an Open Source license to open up the extensive functionality to the wider research community.

Supplementary URL: http://software.ecmwf.int/metview