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

Fingerprint

visualization
sea ice
ice
raster
product
product information
forecast

Keywords

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

Cite this

@inproceedings{c2b4603fe68b469498cd07f782b1ffe2,
title = "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",
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.",
keywords = "ice information, ice forecast, polar, arctic, antarctic, sea-ice, colour tables",
author = "Robin Berglund and Seitsonen Lauri and Nicholas Walker",
note = "SDA: MIP: Arctic Abstract reviewed",
year = "2016",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-92-9221-305-3",
booktitle = "Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016",
publisher = "European Space Agency ESA",
address = "France",

}

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.

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

TY - GEN

T1 - Colour Tables and Sea-Ice Information Products and Forecasts: Flexibility Versus Consistency

T2 - Allowing Polar Mariners to Understand Multiple Ice Products Within a Common Visualisation System

AU - Berglund, Robin

AU - Lauri, Seitsonen

AU - Walker, Nicholas

N1 - SDA: MIP: Arctic Abstract reviewed

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - ice information

KW - ice forecast

KW - polar

KW - arctic

KW - antarctic

KW - sea-ice

KW - colour tables

M3 - Conference article in proceedings

SN - 978-92-9221-305-3

BT - Proceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016

PB - European Space Agency ESA

ER -