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NCL Visualization Workshop October 11.-13. --- Registration open

Aug 01, 2016

Dear users,

from October 11. to October 13., 2016, the DKRZ / the CliSAP Climate Visualization Laboratory hosts a 3-day hands-on tutorial workshop on the data analysis and 2D visualization software "NCL", a scripting language developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The workshop will take place at DKRZ, Bundesstraße 45a, 20146 Hamburg, in room 034.

Content: This is a beginner level workshop which is focused on the use of NCL for the visualization of 2D gridded model or observational data. The tutorial covers the following content:


  • NCL language basicsglobe orography of different grid resolutions
  • Scalar techniques (XY-, Contour-, Slice-, Bar Chart-plots)
  • Plot layout (Panels, Overlays, Annotations, Maps)
  • Creating animations


More advanced topics, specifically help with visualizing your own data can be covered on the third workshop day.

The workshop will mainly be given by Karin-Meier Fleischer (DKRZ) and Mary Haley (NCAR).



  • Basic Linux/Unix and programming experiences are strongly recommended.
  • You are asked to bring your own laptops with you. A few days ahead of the workshop you will receive an email with instractions for the installation of NCL on your laptop. Installation is possible on Windows (via Cygwin), Linux and Mac OSX. On the registration form please let us know if you won't be able to bring a laptop with you!

The maximum number of participants is 30. Registration for this tutorial workshop (first come - first serve):

Best regards,

Michael Böttinger

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