Metview is a meteorological workstation application designed to be a complete working environment for both the operational and research meteorologist. Its capabilities include powerful data access, processing and visualisation. It features both a powerful icon-based user interface for interactive work and a Python interface for batch processing.
Metview can take input data from a variety of sources, including:
GRIB files (editions 1 and 2)
MARS (ECMWF’s meteorological archive)
ODB (Observation Database)
ASCII data file (CSV, grids and scattered data)
Geopoints (Metview’s own format for handling scattered data)
Powerful data filtering and processing facilities are then available, and if graphics output is desired, then Metview can produce many plot types, including:
map views with scalar, ensemble, vector, point and curve data in various projections
intelligent overlay of data from various sources on the same map arrangement of multiple plots on the same page
Metview can also interface with external models and applications, such as VAPOR, Met3D, FLEXTRA and FLEXPART.