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* [[IconSymbols#Weather_symbols|Weather symbols]] to use with GRASS display and cartography modules
 
* [[IconSymbols#Weather_symbols|Weather symbols]] to use with GRASS display and cartography modules
  
* {{AddonCmd|d.barb}}: Displays wind barbs or variable length straw diagrams given either two raster maps, or vector point data. Like {{cmd|d.rast.arrow}}, input data is given as magnitude and direction, unlike ''d.rast.arrow'' you can also feed it u,v component data.  (Hamish), See also [http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/drupal/node/989 Visualizing Terrain Surface Indicies with Scaled Arrows].
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* {{AddonCmd|d.barb}}: Displays wind barbs or variable length straw diagrams given either two raster maps, or vector point data. Like {{cmd|d.rast.arrow}}, input data is given as magnitude and direction, unlike ''d.rast.arrow'' you can also feed it u,v component data.
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: See also [http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/drupal/node/989 Visualizing Terrain Surface Indicies with Scaled Arrows].
  
 
* {{cmd|r.in.gdal}} - useful for importing raster data from [http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html very many source data formats].
 
* {{cmd|r.in.gdal}} - useful for importing raster data from [http://www.gdal.org/formats_list.html very many source data formats].

Revision as of 03:16, 25 June 2014

Meteorology

d.rast.arrow at work

GRASS used together with R-stats provides a powerful toolset to analyse meteorological time series and to perform spatio-temporal interpolation.

  • d.barb: Displays wind barbs or variable length straw diagrams given either two raster maps, or vector point data. Like d.rast.arrow, input data is given as magnitude and direction, unlike d.rast.arrow you can also feed it u,v component data.
See also Visualizing Terrain Surface Indicies with Scaled Arrows.
  • r.series - useful for time series analysis of raster data.
  • v.surf.rst - useful for 2D spline interpolation between sparse data points.

Conventions

Wind meteorological data usually follow a convention different from the GRASS one. First, the wind direction expresses the direction which wind blows FROM and not TO. Second, the convention on directions differs from the one adopted by GRASS (for aspect, flow direction, etc.), which is the mathematical or Cartesian convention: CCW from the +x axis.