MICAPS3 client: workstation of the forecasters

17-05-2012 Source:China Meteorological News Press

MICAPS on the forecaster's desk

Layer-based Visualization

The basic visualization concept of MICAPS is the presentation of data in separate layers. Users can add as many layers to a MICAPS scene as they want (restricted only by memory of computer).

The layers are independent and can be added and removed from the scenes separately. If they are added to a scene, they can be set visible or invisible. Furthermore, their display properties can be adjusted by users. Different layers have different properties.  

MICAPS visualizes the following data:
Surface observations and station based forecasts,
NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) fields,
Satellite data and derived synthetic products (Real-time projection),
Radar data and derived products (Level II and Level III data),
AMDAR data
SCIT (Storm Cell Identification and Tracking) data,
Lightning data,
Wind Profiler
MOS (Model Output Statistics) data,
Geographical information (MICAPS Geoinformation、SHP、MIF).


Surface observation

NWP Product display


Radar Mosaic display

High resolution satellite image

AMDAR profile and sounding data

Sounding data vertical analysis

TlogP Chart

Wind profiler data


MICAPS supports the creation of meteograms and soundings for specific station data or model data. Also, the creation of vertical cross-section is possible.

NWP cross-section

Sounding data profile

NWP time serial

Meteogram Chart

Editor Kong Yan


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