Panoply Data Viewer

Credits and Acknowledgments

Panoply was developed at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

More information about Panoply is available at www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/panoply.

Please send bug reports, feature requests, etc., to Dr. Robert Schmunk at robert.b.schmunk@nasa.gov. Please note that requests for assistance opening a dataset or interpreting the gridding of the data within will probably require a copy of the dataset or instructions on where it might be downloaded.


Java Code Libraries

Panoply uses several third-party Java code libraries, provided under various licenses as listed. You may obtain source code for these libraries at the given URLs.

netCDF-Java, version 5.4.0 (snapshot 7/25)
Copyright © 1993-2020 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Unidata. Available at github.com/Unidata/thredds. Used under terms of the BSD 3-Clause License.

The unified "netcdfAll" jar bundles in several other libraries, including: OPeNDAP library; Apache Commons Logging, Commons Codec and HttpClient libraries; and JDOM. Please see the netCDF-Java website for a more detailed list of these libraries and their license information.

Other third-party libraries used by Panoply include:

Apache PDFBox (pdfbox and fontbox), version 2.0.20.
Copyright © 2009-2020 the Apache Software Foundation. Available at pdfbox.apache.org. Used under terms of the Apache License, version 2.

JCodec, version 0.2.3.
Copyright © 2010-2018 Stan Vitvitskyy and the JCodec Project. Available at github.com/jcodec/jcodec. Used under terms of a BSD 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.

pdfbox-graphics2d, version 0.23.
Copyright © 2017-2019 Emmeran Seehuber. Available at github.com/rototor/pdfbox-graphics2d. Used under terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Simple Logging Facade for Java (SLF4J), version 1.7.30.
Copyright © 2004-2019 QOS.ch. Available at www.slf4j.org. Used under terms of the MIT license.

OS-specific Java app launchers were created using:

MacOS appbundler, version forked by The Infinite Kind.
Available at github.com/TheInfiniteKind/appbundler.

Windows launch4j, version 3.12.
Copyright © 2005-2018 Grzegorz Kowal. Available at launch4j.sourceforge.net.


Color Tables

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

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

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.

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

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

Some additional scale colorbars may also be downloaded from the Panoply website.

Numerous other color tables may be downloaded from J.J. Green's CPT City website. 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. Note that Panoply uses outline data dated 2011 as available for download from Pospeschil's website with minor modifications. Although some national borders have since changed, border outlines included in Panoply may not reflect all such changes.

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