Panoply is a free and cross-platform app which enables its users to create plots of two-dimensional geo-gridded data from netCDF and HDF datasets, either pole-to-pole latitude-vertical plots, global longitude-latitude plots, or time-latitude "keogram" plots.
2D arrays may be "sliced" from larger multidimensional arrays (aka, variables). A large selection of global map projections is available for lon-lat figures.
Panoply is also capable of saving the generated plots to disk in PDF, PNG, PS or GIF format.
Here are some key features of "Panoply":
· Slice and plot specific latitude-longitude, latitude-vertical, or time-latitude arrays from larger multidimensional variables.
· Combine two arrays in one plot by differencing, summing or averaging.
· Plot lon-lat data on a global or regional map (using any of over 75 map projections) or make a zonal average lineplot.
· Overlay continent outlines or masks on lon-lat plots.
· Use any ACT, CPT, GGR, or PAL color table for scale colorbar.
· Save plots to disk GIF, JPEG, PNG or TIFF bitmap images or as PDF or PostScript graphics files.
· Export lon-lat map plots in KMZ format.
· Java 1.6 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Switched animation code to use Monte Media Library.
· Temporary cache directory on Windows and Linux moved; location now based on environment variable values if available.
· Preferences for saving images and animations now based on last save action.
· Bug fix: Error in testing validity of lon-lat coordinates if auxiliary lon-lat grid variables specified a valid range.
· Array independent dimension with length 1 shown with single-choice selector in array selection panel rather than as a simple text label.
· Bug fix: (Windows) Preference window not wide enough to show last prefs grouping tab.
· Library: netCDF-Java updated to v. 4.3.16.