Use Case #9 Workflow

This sections describes an exemplary workflow performed to accomplish the climate problem given by Use Case #9 Relationships between Aerosol and Cloud ECV.

  1. The user selects CCI data products from a checklist (geophysical quantities: aerosol optical depth or absorbing aerosol index, cloud cover).
  2. The user selects the operation Co-Registration from the operation category Geometric Adjustments.
  3. The user selects the particular options (use of grid1 or grid2, interpolation method, propagation of uncertainties analysis).
  4. The user executes the operation.
  5. The Toolbox performs a co-registration of one dataset onto the coordinate system of the other.
  6. The user selects the operation Spatial Subsetting from the operation category Subsetting and Selections.
  7. The user selects options (geospatial point of interest on a rotatable globe (GUI) or specification of coordinates).
  8. The user executes the operation.
  9. The Toolbox creates a spatial subset of the data.
  10. The user selects the operation Temporal Subsetting from the operation category Subsetting and Selections.
  11. The user selects start and end years of a time range.
  12. The user executes the operation.
  13. The Toolbox creates a temporal subset of the data.
  14. The user selects the operation Time Series Plot from the operation category Visualisation.
  15. The user selects options (multiple data products).
  16. The user executes the operation.
  17. The Toolbox plots time series on the same axes.
  18. The user selects the operation Product-Moment Correlation (Pearson) (operation category Data Intercomparison, operation subcategory Correlation Analysis).
  19. The user selects options (scatter-plot).
  20. The user executes the operation.
  21. The Toolbox plots a scatter-plot and correlation statistics on the screen.
  22. The user choses a “Save Image” option which saves the plot as a PNG file.
  23. The user selects the operation Spatial Subsetting from the operation category Subsetting and Selections.
  24. The user selects options (geospatial area of interest as a polygon on the rotatable globe (GUI) or specification of coordinates).
  25. The user executes the operation.
  26. The Toolbox creates a spatial subset of the data.
  27. The user re-specifies the geospatial area of interest as a polygon on the rotatable globe (GUI) or by specifying coordinates.
  28. The user selects the operation Animated Map from the operation category Visualisation.
  29. The user selects options (multiple data products).
  30. The user executes the operation.
  31. The Toolbox displays side-by-side animations.
  32. The user saves the animated maps as GIF files.
  33. The user selects the operation Product-Moment Correlation (Pearson) (operation category Data Intercomparison, operation subcategory Correlation Analysis).
  34. The user selects options (grid cell-by-grid cell, map).
  35. The user executes the operation.
  36. The Toolbox performs a grid cell-by-grid list correlation between the two twodimensional time series, and generates a correlation map displayed on the screen.
  37. The user saves the map (PNG) as well as the correlation statistics (ASCII).

Other referred Operations

  • List available Data
  • Load Data
  • Save Image
  • (Save Plot)