The WOW project is dedicated to bringing innovative ways
to learn about the scientific world. The following tools are
interactive visualization programs that can be used online
to view specific types of data, manipulate variables, or even
see changes over time. To use these program, all you need
is a browser that runs Java version 1.1 applets. Netscape
and Internet Explorer versions 4 and higher have this capability.
If you are behind a firewall the standalone Profile Plotter
and Color Mapper programs may be unable to communicate with
our data server. The DVTools versions use a different method
to get the data and should not have any trouble with firewalls.
||Profile Plotter is
a program that displays interactive line graphs. Users
can choose from a number of different variables to plot
and then run the program to see how those variables change
over time. Simple plotting of a variable versus depth
can show how the location of the thermocline varies with
time and can illustrate events such as spring and winter
turnover or even year to year variability. This program
is meant to be used with current RUSS data and runs online.
||Color Mapper is a visually
appealing program which takes data and creates color maps
combined with line plots for any 2 RUSS parameters for
any lake. It steps through individual data profiles to
create animations as per the Profile Plotter.
is a collection of programs -- it includes the Profile
Plotter, the Color Mapper, and a third program, the Depth
vs. Time Plotter (DxT). The DVT Toolkit can be run on-line,
or downloaded and run without an Internet connection.