The analysis and visualisation of data in an intuitive manner are vital to understanding and communicating information in a meaningful way. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the volume of meteorological data available nowdays. Methods to summarise and visualise data are crucial to extract important pieces of information to gain the maximum benefit from this wealth of data.
IDL and Meteorology
IDL (Interactive Data Language) is an ideal software for data analysis, visualisation, and cross-platform application development. It has proved to be a very useful tool in the transformation, analysis and presentation of meteorological data. IDL also enables the development of GUI-based applications to deliver this functionality interactively, or just simply run the data processing in the background.
Dr Robert Dahni is a meteorologist who has worked in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for over 30 years. From weather forecasting, IT support in research and operations to software development for domestic and international projects, he has developed skills in the analysis and visualisation of meteorological data, and the accessibility of the Bureau's data and products into clients Geographic Information System.
Contact Dr Robert Dahni if you are looking for meteorological advice, or "transforming data into visualisations and problems into solutions", or custom IDL training and programming services, or to simply learn how to use IDL most effectively.
IDL® is a registered trademark of Exelis Visual Information Solutions for their Interactive Data Language software.