Panoply 4.0.4

Plots raster images of latitude-longitude gridded data contained within netCDF datasets
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.

Main features:

  • 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.

last updated on:
August 3rd, 2014, 7:09 GMT
file size:
34.5 MB
developed by:
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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What's New in This Release:
  • Bugfix: Projection footnote in lon-lat plots did not update font size if plot size was changed.
  • Bugfix: A variable with lon and lat dimensions both of length 1 was incorrectly considered geogridded-plottable.
  • Bugfix: When making generic XY plots, watch out for case of either X or Y axis being longitude.
  • Bugfix: Encountered a dataset in which trajectory coordinates were mistakenly identified as auxiliary 1D lon and lat axes.
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