1.0 Release Notes
Integrated Data Viewer
The items below reflect changes since the 5.2 release.
1.1. Latest netCDF-Java Version
The version of the netCDF-Java library currently distributed with the IDV is
the 4.6.5. This is a bug fix release. See
netCDF-Java Library for a more details information.
2.1. Volume Vectors
The IDV can now display 3D volume vectors based on the x, y, and z wind component fields,
the unit of the z componet wind could be in meter per second or in pascal per second.
2.2. Volume Trajectories
The 3D volume trajectory is based on the new APIs of the VisAD library enhancements
with much better performance. The volume trajectory display is categorized as 3D flow
displays that also includes 3D vecotr cross section, 3D volume vector, 3D volume vector
colored by speed, and 3D volume vector colored by another parameter. The 3D volume vector
display could be created first and there is radio button to switch to the volume trajectory
display. The start points of volume trajectory could be the whole volume of the gridded
dataset or the selected level of the gridded dataset.
2.3. Trajectory types
In addition to the traditional line trajecory display, ribbon, cylinder and deform ribbon are
added as new trajectory dispaly types and are available in this release.
3.1. Local McIDAS Area Files
The local McIDAS area files can be calibrated and spatially subset, currently only for the
GVAR (GOES) area files in this release and we are working on area files from other satellites.
4.0 Bug Fixes/Known Problems
4.1. Bug Fixes
We fixed a few bugs associated with the time matching in this release. One of
the bug is the excessive loading of data in the bundle when there is a derived
of derived parameters. The another bug fixed is in the 3D grid trajectory
display in which the time subset information not correctly saved in the
4.2. Known Problems
For a list of outstanding known problems, see the
Known Problems page.