Scientific Visualisation of Atmospheric Data with ParaView

Martin Jucker


The pv_atmos package allows for an automated approach to 4D (3D space + time) visualization of atmospheric data in netCDF format. Using Python scripting, the open source software ParaView is used to load, process, and visualize data. The scripts automatize the loading of data on a longitude-latitude-pressure grid, and re-compute the grid for a log-pressure or spherical representation of all data. Grid lines, planes, and labels can be added if desired. Two example scripts are included in the repository.

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How to cite: Jucker, M 2014. Scientific Visualisation of Atmospheric Data with ParaView. Journal of Open Research Software 2(1):e4, DOI:

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Published on 3 June 2014.

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