6.2.3. Animated Map

6.2.3.1. Operation


Operation name:Animated Map
Algorithm reference:
 Wikipedia entry on animated mapping <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animated_mapping>
Description:This operation produces and displays one or multiple animated map showing the data of different time steps.
Utilised in:Use Case #9 Workflow

6.2.3.2. Options


name:plot anomalies
description:plots anomalies instead of absolute values
settings:reference period (or region) for anomaly calculation

name:multiple datasets
description:plots multiple animated maps (data of different time steps) side by side or as transparent layers

name:map settings
description:settings for the map
settings:legend, land contours, north arrow, grid, …

6.2.3.3. Input data


name:longitude (lon, x)
type:floating point number
range:[-180.; +180.] respectively [0.; 360.]
dimensionality:vector
description:grid information on longitudes

name:latitude (lat, y)
type:floating point number
range:[-90.; +90.]
dimensionality:vector
description:grid information on latitudes

name:height (z)
type:floating point number
range:[-infinity; +infinity]
dimensionality:vector
description:grid information on height/depth

name:variable(s)
type:floating point number
range:[-infinity; +infinity]
dimensionality:cube or 4D
description:values of (a) certain variable(s)

name:time (time ,t)
type:integer or double
range:[0; +infinity]
dimensionality:vector
description:days/months since …

6.2.3.4. Output data


name:animated map(s)
type:animated map
description:displays one (mutliple) animated map(s side by side) (see Options)

6.2.3.5. Parameters


name:x-axis annotation/label
type:character
valid values:all
default value:probability, time, name of variable, … (depends on type of plot)
description:label for x-axis

name:y-axis annotation/label
type:character
valid values:all
default value:name of variable (depends on type of plot)
description:label for y-axis

name:heading annotation/label
type:character
valid values:all
default value:name of variable (depends on type of plot)
description:text for image heading