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ClimTools 2.9.1, 10-Oct-2006
What is ClimTools?
ClimTools is a collection of general and flexible programs
for the management and analysis of variably formatted, observed or
model-simulated geophysical data sets.
The ClimTools programs have been developped and tested in the context of
several case studies in the fields of climate and climate impact
research. The tools support the following tasks:
The ClimTools data formats were designed to allow for a smooth transition
between different software packages, such as table
calculators, statistics programs, Geographical Information Systems etc.
The ClimTools programs were in particular designed to work together with two
further specialized software packages:
(Procedural INterface for Grib formatted Objects) and
(Gridded Analysis and Display System).
- Conversions between a series of standardized, formally defined data formats.
- Merging of geophysical data sets and extraction of sub-datasets.
- Basic statistical analyses of geophysical data sets.
- Visualization of time series and field data.
- Transitions between degrees and km coordinate grids.
- Various specialized tasks.
The ClimTools software was developed by
at the University of Berne and the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, based on the
modelling and simulation software developed by Andreas Fischlin,
Dimitrios Gyalistras and Juerg Thoeny at ETHZ.
The ClimTools software runs on Sun workstations and Apple Macintosh computers.
It is distributed free of charge and can be obtained on request from
This documentation is maintained by
Last updated 10-Oct-2006.