Parameters in the 3D data visualization CGI form
Data time: last available time in minutes ([days from start day plus] UT if given in [d:]hh:mm:ss.ssss)
Increment Time: disabled if enabled, number of datasets: -1 (step back one dataset)
Plot Mode: Color Contour, see explanations of the PlotMode options
Exclude Region Around Earth: enabled, radius set to 6 Earth radii
(RE), good for excluding steep increase of quantities, such as
magnetic field or invalid data (typically within or near inner boundary of MHD at
Allow variable plot image size: disabled, if enabled, plot image will adjust to show properly scaled x and z axes (data aspect ratio limited to 0.3<dx/dz <4).
Show Simulation Grid: disabled, add the mesh used for computations if enabled.
Interpolate Data: enabled, interpolate vector quantities onto regular grid before plotting arrows. Interpolate data does not apply to surface or contour plots.
All plots with 3D box: 3D Surface, 3D-Flowlines
AX: elevation angle of the location the observer looks onto a
3D plot (applies to 3D plots such as Surface or Multicont9).
AZ: azimuthal orientation angle of the location the observer looks from onto a 3D plot.
Lock Color Scale: disabled, if enabled, the user can specify the
data range of the color scale applied to a Color Contour plot. The
user may keep the specified range over subsequent plots (e.g. in a time
Length of Arrows: default is 1 (arrows have largest size that
will not cause overlap), select larger (smaller) arrows to see vectors in
regions where the vector variable is small (large).
Flowline Setup Mode designates start point positions of flow lines in selected box.
Default: predefined in 3D - evenly spaced along X in middle of lateral faces of box
(YMIN,YMAX,ZMIN,ZMAX) for B, equidistant grid for in plane at XMAX for velocity V.
see 3D-Flowlines section in plotmode.html
Choose Plot Area: default: entire simulation box; user can reduce region to look at.
Coordinates (X1,Y1,Z1, and X2,Y2,Z2) refer to the upper right and lower left corner of plot area (Line plot: start end end position of straight line).
Choose Cut Plane default is Y=constant - vertical cut at Y=0 through middle of simulation box; The user can select X-constant to see magnetotail cross-sections (for X<0) or Z-constant to get a horizontal cut through the plasma sheet (Z=0).
Last updated: Apr. 2, 2007 - Lutz Rastätter