4. Visualize results


Fig. 4.1 Step 3, mapping

When the simulation is completed, the application automatically opens the current Ichthyop output file for visualizing the results. If your computer is connected to Internet, you should see the map being centered above the simulated area. Otherwise, it only displays a Grey background.

You may want to skip that step or keep it for later. In that case, just click on “Close NetCDF” and go to any other steps or exit the application. Any time, you can go back to this step: click on “Open NetCDF” and select the Ichthyop output file you wish to visualize. When the NetCDF file is opened, the application brings you back to the exact point where it was when the simulation just completed.

The application offers two ways for visualizing the results : draw the particle trajectories with a Web Map Service or export the particle trajectories in a KMZ file that can be opened with Google Earth. Both functions are completely independent one from another.