22nd International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology


Introduction of MICAPS - A Chinese Forecaster's Interactive System


Bing Luo, National Meteorological Center of CMA, Beijing,, China; and X. Tan and Y. Guo

MICAPS is the abbreviation of Meteorological Information Comprehensive Analysis and Process System . It is now the standard graphics workbench of Chinese forecasters . The main functions of MICAPS include : 1. Data access by 3 ways of opening a data file, selecting parameters such as element, time, etc., opening a compositive graphics file . 2. Displaying graphics of iso-line , element plotting , streamline, sounding maps, typhoon tracks, and so on. 3. Analysis function include: zoom in and zoom out, step forward and backward, step upward and downward, animation etc. 4. Providing tools of iso-line editing, gridded data editing and point forecast editing . 5. Providing some tools of data analysis, such as area statistics , realtime vorticity and divergence calculating , etc . 6. Printing and saving the meteorological graphics . The special features of MICAPS include : 1. It works in MS-Windows system , the system architecture is a kernel system which provides common functions and plus several Active X controls which provide the functions for special fields. 2. Compositive graphics can provide quick and flexible data access . 3. Personalization and flexible feature setting of graphics and data access. 4. Strong functions for additional development .

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Session 2, International Applications Part I
Monday, 30 January 2006, 10:45 AM-12:00 PM, A412

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