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The CCMC Kameleon Software


Overview

Kameleon is a software suite that is being developed at the CCMC to address the difficulty in analyzing and disseminating the varying output formats of space weather model data. Through the employment of a comprehensive data format standardization methodology, Kameleon allows heterogeneous model output to be stored uniformly in a common science data format. The converted files contain both the original model output as well as additional metadata elements to create platform independent and self-descriptive data files. To facilitate model data dissemination, data reuse, and code reuse - the Kameleon access and interpolation library provides direct access to both the model data as well as the embedded metadata.

In a nutshell, the Kameleon converter reads model output data and re-writes the data into a standard format. The Kameleon access/interpolation library reads data already converted by Kameleon providing a high level interface to the data.

Current Feature/Functionality Chart: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnFF96hg0HaldHhPVk9tUmtzZFBVdWF5VGNOaUxta3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

CCMC Software on Google Code: https://code.google.com/p/ccmc-software/

CCMC Software Developers Google Group: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ccmc-software

CCMC Software Developers Google Group Mail List: ccmc-software@googlegroups.com


Where To Start? What Are All Of These Versions?

The Kameleon Software Suite began life as two packages written in C. The Kameleon Converter Package and the Kameleon Access/Interpolation Library. Both converter and interpolator packages evolved, and were eventually re-written with successor distributions now in JAVA and C++ respectively.

The suite now consists of:


For Developers


For Users

* Please note that the CCMC is investing primarily in the new generations of KameleonJ/Kameleon6 and Kameleon+


Detailed Kameleon Information:
Kameleon Software (PDF file)


Downloads:


Request CDF output for your run:
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Models Supported at this time:


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