Panoply netCDF, HDF and GRIB Data Viewer

Credits and Acknowledgments

Panoply was written by;

Robert B. Schmunk
Robert.B.Schmunk@nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 USA

Java Code Libraries

Panoply uses the following third-party, open-source Java code libraries, provided under various licenses as listed. You may obtain source code for these libraries at the URLs provided. More information about Panoply itself is available at www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply.

NetCDF Java, version 4.6.1. Copyright © 1993-2015 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Unidata. Available at www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java. Used under terms of the Unidata netCDF license.

The unified "netcdfAll" jar bundles in several other libraries, including: GRIB Java Decoder; OPeNDAP library; Apache Commons Logging, Commons Codec and HttpClient libraries; JDOM; and Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J). Please see the NetCDF Java website for a list of these libraries and their license information.

Other libraries used include:

Apache Commons Lang, version 3.3. Copyright © 1999-2014 the Apache Software Foundation. Available at commons.apache.org/lang. Used under terms of the Apache license.

Exploding Pixels' MacWidgets for Java. Copyright © 2008-2010 Kenneth Orr. Available at explodingpixels.wordpress.com and code.google.com/p/macwidgets. Used under terms of the Lesser General Public License.

iText Java-PDF, version 2.0. Copyright © 1999-2007 by Bruno Lowagie and Paulo Soares. Available at sourceforge.net/projects/itext/files. Used under terms of the Mozilla Public License. (Note: Releases of iText subsequent to version 2 use a different license.)

JH Labs Image Filters. Copyright © 1998-2006 Jerry Huxtable. Available at www.jhlabs.com/ip/filters. Used under terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Monte Media Library, version 0.7.7. Copyright © 2012-2013 Werner Randelshofer. Available at www.randelshofer.ch/monte. Used under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Quaqua file chooser and related classes, version forked by Karl von Randow. Copyright © 2003-2014 Werner Randelshofer. Available at github.com/karlvr/Quaqua. Used under terms of a Modified BSD License.

Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J), version 1.7.12. Copyright © 2004-2015 QOS.ch. Available at www.slf4j.org/. Used under terms of the MIT license.

Color Tables

The color tables built into Panoply come from several sources. Among them are:

CB. Color tables whose names begin with the prefix "CB" are based on color information obtained from ColorBrewer2.org by Cynthia A. Brewer of the Dept. of Geography at the Pennsylvania State University.

GMT. Color tables whose names begin with "GMT" are based on color schemes from the Generic Mapping Tools software from SOEST at the University of Hawai'i.

NCL. Color tables whose names begin with "NCL" are based on color schemes from the NCL Graphics Color Table Gallery from UCAR.

UO. Color tables whose names begin with "UO" are based on color schemes described by Light & Bartlein of the Dept. of Geography at the University of Oregon.

Some color tables included with the Panoply software package were obtained from J.J. Green's CPT City, soliton.vm.bytemark.co.uk/pub/cpt-city. See that site for many more CPT format color tables compatible with Panoply.

Map Overlays

Most coastline and border outline map overlays included in Panoply are based on the Micro World Data Bank II (MWDB II) dataset, originally created by Fred Pospeschil and Antonio Rivera. We use the version dated 2011 available for download from Pospeschil's website, microworld-db-2.sourceforge.net.

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