How do I visualize PISM results?
For a quick view into PISM’s NetCDF output files, Ncview is a useful tool.
Some recommendations for Python packages that allow easy plotting of NetCDF datasets are listed below:
- xarray is simple and efficient, see the examples below:
- pypismtools is a collection of Python classes and functions to evaluate studies made with PISM
- Cartopy and GeoPandas (or the earlier but deprecated Basemap) are useful Python packages (based on matplotlib), especially for plotting data on maps
- PyGMT is a Python interface for the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)
- Hyoga is a thin wrapper around xarray to read and plot PISM output, written by Julien Seguinot
For a list of more useful Python plotting tools, see here.
Panoply is a cross-platform NetCDF data viewer actively developed by NASA and more comprehensive than Ncview (requires Java).
Here’s a link collection to some nice color maps:
- Scientific colour maps by Fabio Crameri: perceptually uniform, readable both by colour-vision deficient and colour-blind people, citable & reproducible
- cmocean: Perceptually uniform beautiful color maps for oceanography
- ColorBrewer: Color advice for cartography
For even more scale color tables, J.J. Green’s cpt-city website includes countless color palettes in various file formats.
How do I install PISM on a High Performance Computer?
Scripts that help build PISM and its prerequisites (such as PETSc) on some HPC system are provided here.
How do I prepare real data for input to PISM?
This page lists resources that can help you prepare input data for Antarctic, Greenland and Arctic PISM applications.
Furthermore, command line tools
are useful for manipulating data in the NetCDF format.
See Regridding with CDO for a good overview of regridding (interpolation between different grids) using CDO.
How do I report a bug in PISM?
How do I cite PISM in a publication that uses it?
See the information given here.
PISM’s stress balance solver failed. What do I do?
This page gives more information on this.
How do I create a parameter ensemble of PISM simulations?
For an example for Antarctica, see the pism-ensemble.