> Yuan, > > Thanks very much. This is a tricky calculation typically, and requires > iterations to be successful. The key to the calculation is including the > mixing ratio from ice, which can have a substantial impact in the tropics > with deep convection. > > I have been able to nail down my processor issue. My processor runs like > mad if I make a plot of color-filled contours with too many times. I have > 6GB of RAM, 3GB dedicated to IDV so its not a limitation of my RAM. If I > plot the same parameter, but just using the color-shaded plan view, my > processor has no usage spikes and the data loads almost instantly. To > test, I loaded 10 times of sea-level pressure from my 4km WRF simulation > using both the color-filled contours view and the color-shaded view. > > Is there additional rendering to the data that goes on to make > color-filled contours? Maybe its a limitation of my graphics card if there > is additional rendering. All I know is that color-shaded views loads in an > eighth of the time and doesn't even come close to using more than 25% of > my processor. Stefan, It is quite normal that computational cost of contour is a lot higher than color shaded. I don't know more details, it is in the ViSAD library. Yuan > > V/R, > > Stefan > -- > Stefan Cecelski > Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant > AOSC Department: University of Maryland College Park > 2343 Computer and Space Sciences Building(CSS #224) > 703.801.1370 > address@hidden > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: ZEO-881615 Department: Support IDV Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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