SATVIEW USER'S MANUAL







SatView was developed in conjunction with a program of scientific research conducted under a NASA Earth Observing System Interdisciplinary Science Investigation at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. Copyright University of Washington. Not for commercial distribution. The UW assumes no liability.

SatView is available via anonymous ftp from eos.atmos.washington.edu, in the pub directory.

For installation instructions/release notes, click here.

To view a sample SatView satellite loop (2.2 MB RLE format), click here.

Here is a compressed postscript version of the SatView Manual.



Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started
  3. Displaying Data
    1. Plotting a Satellite Image File
    2. Plotting Overlay Files
    3. Reading Palette Files
    4. Drag and Drop
  4. The File Menu
    1. Load Data File
    2. Create New Image Frame
    3. Write Subregion to File
    4. Dump Image to File
    5. Save Image Series
    6. Save Session
    7. Hard Copy
    8. Color Hard Copy
    9. Save Properties
    10. Stop Plotting
    11. Exit
  5. Manipulating Data on the Screen
    1. Zooming
      1. Zooming In
      2. Zooming Out
      3. Previous
      4. Zooming Tip
    2. Scrolling
    3. Toggle Buttons
  6. The Mouse
    1. In the Image Area
      1. Tracking the Cursor Position
      2. Displaying Image Pixel Value
      3. Drawing the Zoom Box
      4. Dragging the Canvas
      5. Drawing the Subregion Parameter
    2. In the Color Bar
      1. Transient Highlighting
      2. Static Highlighting
  7. Properties
    1. Panel 1: Satellite Images
      1. Resolution
      2. Swath Style
      3. Wrap Check
      4. Time Slicing
      5. Quick Draw
      6. Land Mask
      7. Image Clipping
        1. Scans to Skip at Start of File
        2. Scans to Omit at End of File
        3. Pixels to Skip at Start of Scan
        4. Pixels to Omit at End of Scan
      8. Max and Min Select
        1. Manual Selection: Minimum and Maximum Swath Values
    2. Panel 2: Overlays
      1. Contour Levels
      2. Contour Line Width
      3. Contour Style
      4. Contour Smoothing
      5. Contour Line Style
      6. Contour Labels
      7. Max and Min Select
      8. Vector Resolution
      9. Vector Line Width
      10. Vector Data Interpretation
      11. Standard Vector Magnitude
      12. Number of Vectors Across
      13. Vector Style
      14. Vector Legend
      15. Marker Style
      16. Marker Size
      17. Outline Style
    3. Panel 3: Fonts
    4. Panel 4: Miscellaneous
      1. Output Format
      2. Postscript Output Orientation
      3. Color Palette
      4. Retention Factor
      5. Grid Spacing
      6. Label Poles and Equator
      7. Color Bar Labels
      8. Label Bar Boxes
      9. Map Line Width
      10. Printers
      11. Title Text Source
    5. Map Projection
  8. The Utility Menu
    1. Looping
    2. Labels
  9. The Command Line
    1. Specifying Image Files
    2. Batch Mode -b
    3. Defaults File -d
    4. Colormap Type -c
  10. Defaults
    1. Default Parameters and Values
      1. Alphabetized List
    2. Sample .satviewrc File
  11. Appendix A: Satellite Image File Format
  12. Appendix B: Overlay File Format
  13. Appendix C: Library Routines
  14. Appendix D: Palette Files
    Candace Gudmundson gcg@atmos.washington.edu