Work METOCView

A visualisation tool to rapidly build forecasting mapping products based on atmospheric, wave and ocean weather data published by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

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A visualisation tool to rapidly build forecasting mapping products based on atmospheric, wave and ocean weather data

A meteorology agency needed a visualisation tool to rapidly build forecasting mapping products based on atmospheric, wave and ocean weather data published by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) forecasts are multidimensional. The parameters they represent, such as wave height, wind speed and precipitation, need to be visualised and analysed for all the time steps and heights provided in the forecast model.

The challenge was to render forecast models, perform classifications, and generate visual elements such as wind barbs and contours all dynamically within the browser.

The application supports time enabled playback, browser based classification and analysis, and ‘traffic lighting’ where the map can be updated to highlight regions within a range e.g. where the surface temperature is between 21 and 25 degrees.

Profile depth charts are also available for each of the data products.

The application is deployed on Amazon Web Services.

See demo at: https://youtu.be/7rJrbB-yE1E