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)

  • BUFR files

  • 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)

  • NetCDF files

Powerful data filtering and processing facilities are then available, and if graphics output is desired, then Metview can produce many plot types, including:

Metview can also interface with external models and applications, such as VAPOR, Met3D, FLEXTRA and FLEXPART.