Re: Fronts/Isobars

There is no accessible code in the IDV libraries to interpolate from
station data to grid points for analysis.  You can provide your own
code and call it up from the Jython library if you want to do this.
There is code in the VisAD library (which is used by the IDV) to
support this in a minimal way, but to the best of my knowledge, no one
has made use of this for routine analyses.

For better or worse, this follows the philosophy of AWIPS where local
"analysis" is basically treated as the the initialization of a model.
(No judgement implied...but I agree, it is not the same).


On 2/21/07, Robert Reed <polarlow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Is it possible to plot surface analysis isobars in IDV, from synops or
metar data? I see frontal depictions have been added, but cannot
figure out creating isobars, apart from using nwp data and running the
mslp parameter (but that isn`t quite the same!). Thanks.

Tom Whittaker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
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