Helpful Hints for using the Climate Model Output Visualization Tool

Note: Some features may not exist on a particular visualization tool.

1) Click on the Update Spreadsheet to implement your selected changes.

2) X sets the width of each map in pixels, Y sets the height of each map in pixels.

3) Columns selects the number of variables/experiments that will be displayed.

4) Rows selects the number of months/seasons/annual (depending on what is available for a given set of paleoclimate experiments) that will be displayed.

5) Projection selects one of nine possible map projections

6) Color Bar allows display of a color bar to the right of the image

7) Smooth Data smooth the data displayed in each image

8) Generate Spreadsheet implements any changes in attributes

9) Date specifies the month/season/annual (depending on what is available for a given set of paleoclimate experiments) that will be displayed for each row in the spreadsheet.

10) Data Set specifies the climate variable (depending on what is available for a given set of paleoclimate experiments) that will be displayed for each column in the spreadsheet.

11) Min, Max, Autoscaling specifies the range for the color bar, if auto is selected to set minimum and maximum values then the numbers chosen are ignored. Defaults to Autoscaling upon startup; however, you will need to either set new Min and Min values or reselect Autoscaling when choosing a new variable or paleoclimate experiment.

12) Plot Anomalies allows the user to examine differences between experiments. When generating anomalies, do not use the auto select of min and max values. (until we fix this it calculates min and man based on the values not the anomalies)

13) Palette specifies which of eight color bars to be used.

14) Model Run selects the climate model simulation to be displayed.

15) Difference Run selects the climate model simulation to be used to calculate anomalies when the Plot anomalies option is selected.

16) Click on a map image to view the data file. Use Save to disk option to download raw or anomaly data (file format currently limited to ASCII Special ). For an explanation of available file formats or to access files in other formats, you can go to Climate Modeling or use our Search Engine