Colour Tables and Sea-Ice Information Products and Forecasts: Flexibility Versus Consistency: Allowing Polar Mariners to Understand Multiple Ice Products Within a Common Visualisation System

Robin Berglund, Seitsonen Lauri, Nicholas Walker

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

    Abstract

    In order to interpret ice information products correctly and efficiently, it is important to have the information presented in a consistent way. In a system where the user can access many kinds of Near-Real-Time sea-ice related products from different providers, this issue is critical. The challenge is how to present these products in a way that effectively communicates the information and which is consistent across the whole range of available products, thus fulfilling the requirement that the colour scheme should be harmonised per physical parameter. The principle adopted and implemented is to use a layered approach where the values in the raster products are mapped to either explicit categories or to ranges of physical values. The physical values are then mapped to colour ranges thus ensuring that the same physical value is shown in the same colour independent of the origin. The system implemented in the FP7 POLAR ICE project enables harmonisation of the products coming from different providers and also supports interactive changing of the colour scale.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-92-9221-305-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventLiving Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceLiving Planet Symposium 2016
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period9/05/1613/05/16

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    visualization
    sea ice
    ice
    raster
    product
    product information
    forecast

    Keywords

    • ice information
    • ice forecast
    • polar
    • arctic
    • antarctic
    • sea-ice
    • colour tables

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    Berglund, R, Lauri, S & Walker, N 2016, Colour Tables and Sea-Ice Information Products and Forecasts: Flexibility Versus Consistency: Allowing Polar Mariners to Understand Multiple Ice Products Within a Common Visualisation System. in Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. European Space Agency ESA, Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 9/05/16.

    Colour Tables and Sea-Ice Information Products and Forecasts: Flexibility Versus Consistency : Allowing Polar Mariners to Understand Multiple Ice Products Within a Common Visualisation System. / Berglund, Robin; Lauri, Seitsonen; Walker, Nicholas.

    Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016. European Space Agency ESA, 2016.

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