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MeteoExplorer (ME)




MeteoExplorer was included in Softpedia and received SOFTPEDIA 100% CLEAN AWARD, which guarantees MeteoExplorer does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

MeteoExplorer is a cross-platform software for analyzing and rendering atmospheric science and geoscience data. It supports popular data formats including WMO GRIB1/GRIB2, NetCDF, and MICAPS, and provides basic GIS functionalities. Developed with C++, MeteoExplorer targets multiple computing platforms including Microsoft Windows, GNU Linux, and SGI IRIX operating systems.


Technical Advantages


Features List


System Requirements


Display Examples



MeteoExplorer shows sea level pressure (shaded green), 500hPa height (black lines), and wind (red barbs) in United States on October 25, 2012, when hurricane Sandy reached its climax.


Technical Advantages (top 5 reasons to choose me)

1. Cross-platform support

Native support for Windows, Linux, and Irix operating system, you can get your work done on your favorite platform






2 High performance

- Developed with native C++;

- Low system resource requirements;

- Fast startup;

- Hardware acceleration rendering with OpenGL.


3 Vector graphics output at your fingertip

Thanks to our cutting-edge rendering engine, you can export screen content as vector graphics image and paste it into your document or presentation.




4 Objective analysis everywhere

MeteoExplorer provides advanced objective analysis method that meets the requirements of real-world operation. Isolines of analytical field not only agree well with observatory data, but are as elegantly smooth as those manually drawn by forecasters.










5 Support all popular meteorological data formats.

MeteoExplorer supports commonly used data formats including WMO GRIB1/GRIB2, NetCDF, GrADS, and MICAPS (1,2,3,4,14), and hopes to free users from chores of processing data.













Features List

l  Graphics layer management (navigation and animation);

l  Objective analysis of physical elements in surface or upperair soundings data;

l  Isoline analysis and shading of grid field;

l  Streamline analysis of wind field;

l  Computation of physics elements;

l  NetCDF data process and display;

l  GRIB1/GRIB2 data process and display;

l  GrADS data process and display;

l  MICAPS data process and display;

l  Satellite nephogram data display and animation, support AWX, GPF and HDF format;

l  Interactive composition of synoptic chart (command undo/redo, automatic save);

l  Meso-scale synoptic analysis;

l  Creation of cross-section graphics;

l  Map zoom, pan, projection and clipping;

l  Full screen display and zoom to area;

l  Quick navigation via thumbnail view of graphics layers;

l  Save screen shot as image file (support formats: BMP, JPG, PNG);

l  Vector graphics exported to clipboard or saved as EMF file (Windows version only);

l  System configuration (dynamic menu);

l  Fast switch of user interface language on the fly.


System Requirements

l  Supported operating systems:

n  Windows XP/Vista/7/8;

n  Redhat Linux 5/6;

n  SGI Irix 6.5.

l  Processor for data analysis:

n  Intel Core 2 1.5GHz on PC;

n  MIPS R16000A 800MHz on SGI Workstation.

l  Graphics card:

n  OpenGL rendering mode: support OpenGL 1.2 or later.

n  Direct3D rendering mode: support DirectX 9 or later


Display Examples


The thumbnail view of all layers opened in MeteoExplorer helps users to find the data of interested more easily and quickly.


MeteoExplorer adjusts the count of graphics objects rendered on the screen based on the current map scale. This scenario handles the issue that meteorological data that distribute densely and irregularly will be cluttered. This figure shows surface plot of station observations.


MeteoExplorer provides the basic GIS functionality. For example, it provides 56 predefined projection settings that cover the all the countries and regions in the world. This figure shows the global topography height.


MeteoExplorer shows all provinces of China in different colors, including south sea.



Some Advanced features like Draw graphics inside region enable users to produce professional class graphics output. This figure shows the objective analysis of 24h precipitation in shaded contour.


MeteoExplorer supports all popular data formats such as WMO GRIB1/GRIB2, GrADS, and NetCDF. Via the Universal Model Data Options dialog, users can choose element, time, and level with a couple of mouse clicks. No programming is required at all.


MeteoExplorer supports all popular data formats such as WMO GRIB1/GRIB2, GrADS, and NetCDF. This figures shows calculated geopotential height at PV surface of 1.5 PV unit.


MeteoExplorer offers objective analysis function for station observations. This figure shows the analytic pressure field of surface plot data in shaded contour.


MeteoExplorer offers objective analysis function for station observations. This figure shows the analytic 500hPa geopotential height field of upper-air plot data.


MeteoExplorer supports analysis and display of balloon soundings.


The track of typhoon WASHI.


MeteoExplorer provides many hands-on features for interactive composition of synoptic chart: a rich set of weather symbols for both synoptic- and meso-scale systems, undo and redo of drawing commands, and automatic save.


MeteoExplorer supports visualization of satellite nephogram and RADAR data, encoded in AWX, GPF, HDF format.


Users can use MeteoExplorer to create cross section graphics from numerical model data file, and configure display properties of the generated graphics layers.

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