Articles | Volume 8, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2329–2353, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2329–2353, 2015
Methods for assessment of models
31 Jul 2015
Methods for assessment of models | 31 Jul 2015

Three-dimensional visualization of ensemble weather forecasts – Part 1: The visualization tool Met.3D (version 1.0)

M. Rautenhaus et al.

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This article presents "Met.3D", a new open-source tool for the interactive 3D visualization of numerical ensemble weather predictions. Met.3D builds a bridge from proven 2D visualization methods commonly used in meteorology to 3D visualization and implements approaches to using the ensemble to allow the user to assess forecast uncertainty. The article is the first part of a two-paper study discussing how 3D and ensemble visualization can be used in a meaningful way suited to weather forecasting.