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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/81401
A web interface for griding arbitrarily distributed in situ data based on Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis (DIVA)
English
Barth, Alexander mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) - Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) >]
Alvera Azcarate, Aïda mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) >]
Troupin, Charles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) >]
Ouberdous, Mohamed [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) - Modélisation du climat et des cycles biogéochimiques >]
Beckers, Jean-Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER) >]
27-Sep-2010
Advances in Geosciences
European Geosciences Union
28
28
29-37
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1680-7340
[en] variational analysis ; vizualizaion ; web application
[en] Spatial interpolation of observations on a regular grid is a common task in many oceanographic disciplines (and geosciences in general). It is often used to create climatological maps for physical, biological or chemical parameters representing e.g. monthly or seasonally averaged fields. Since instantaneous observations can not be directly related to a field representing an average, simple spatial interpolation of observations is in general not acceptable. DIVA (Data-Interpolating Variational Analysis) is an analysis tool which takes the error in the observations and the typical spatial scale of the underlying field into account. Barriers due to the coastline and the topography in general and also currents estimates (if available) are used to propagate the information of a given observation spatially.

DIVA is a command-line driven application written in Fortran and Shell Scripts. To make DIVA easier to use, a web interface has been developed (http://gher-diva.phys.ulg.ac.be). Installation and compilation of DIVA is therefore not required. The user can directly upload the data in ASCII format and enter several parameters for the analysis. The analyzed field, location of the observations, and the error mask are presented as different layers using the Web Map Service protocol. They are visualized in the browser using the Javascript library OpenLayers allowing the user to interact with layers (for example zooming and panning). Finally, the results can be downloaded as a NetCDF file, Matlab/Octave file and Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file for visualization in applications such as Google Earth.
Centre Interfacultaire de Recherches en Océanologie - MARE ; GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research ; Département d'Astrophysique, Géophysique et Océanographie
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS ; Union Européenne = European Union - UE = EU
SeaDataNet
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/81401
10.5194/adgeo-28-29-2010
http://www.adv-geosci.net/28/29/2010/
This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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