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3D Simulation Results: Model: PFSS
Run: June 2008 daily runs

This is the web interface for the visualization of results of a three-dimensional simulation of the Sun's environment.

Announcement: Display coordinates: X-axis (X>0, Y=0) represents Carrington Longitude = 0, 360

Note: Floating-point values with a decimal point not followed by numbers (e.g., "1." or "1.E+4") are not being accepted. Please enter equivalent values ("1.0" or 1.0E+4) or ("1" or "1e+4") instead.
Please review the default selections below and make your changes.

To start the graphics program click the Update Plot button. The resulting image will be displayed at this location of the page.

Should the result be a black image, then the graphics program encountered a programming error. Please report the set of input parameters used.

Go back to web page of run

  Update Plot will update (generate) the plot with the chosen time and plot parameters below.
This will take some time (typically 10-30s) as data are read in and processed.

  Choose data time:
- or -
 Change time by moving
      output steps
- or -
 Create GIF movie (and archive of ASCII data outputs) with current plot settings
Note: This is a queue submission system requiring the following three additional inputs:
  • Start Time:
  • End Time: 
  • Stride (skip time steps): 
  • Email address for notification (replace the example email address with yours):
    Note: The movie will be requested but NOT be shown in this interface. You will get an email with a download URL when the request has been completed (this will take at least a few minutes).
    Only one request can be pending at a time for each client IP or email address. Movies and Images remains on the ftp server for a week and need to be downloaded within that time.
Choose Plot Mode:
Plot Options:
 Exclude region around the Sun up to RS
Image magnification 
   (all images; use >=1.25 for 3D Flowlines)
Line thickness  (flow lines, arrows)
Character thickness  (all annotations)
 Allow variable plot image size
(all 2D plots: aspect ratio dx/dy between 0.3 and 4)
 Show simulation grid (disabled with 3D-Surface)
 Interpolate data onto equidistant grid (available with 3D-Surface and Vector; recommended for plots with Vector)

Choose quantity to be displayed (some Plot Modes require up to three choices):
 Q 1:  Q 2:  Q 3: 
Customized variables are possible!
Email the formula that you would like to see and that uses existing quantities to Lutz and it will be tested and added.

Plot Options for selected Plot Modes:  
3D-Surface, 3D-Flowlines, Color Contour on Sphere:
  View angles:
   AX [-90..90]: (viewer's elevation angle)
   AZ [-180 ... 180]: (viewer's azimuth angle; 0: along negative Y)

Color Contour, (Vertical) Line:
   Color table
   Reverse Colortable
   Number of levels: 
     Lock color range:
       Min.:   Max.:
   Log scale (use all data>0 in non-negative fields)

    show values with contour levels
 Number of Levels
     Lock range:
       Min.:   Max.:
     Log scale (use all data>0 in non-negative fields)

 length of arrows:
     Normalize arrow length
       Unit arrow length at: 
     Log scale (scale arrows logarithmically)

 flowline start positions
 Choose Flowline Setup Mode:
Add points along Neutral Line at r=2.5

Other  user-defined flowline start positions:


Choose Plot Area:
  All Plot Modes except Line Plot and Vertical Plot:   Select lower left corner of plot area on the left, and the upper right corner on the right.
  Line Plot: Select start point of line on the left, the end point on the right.
  Vertical Plot: Select R and Lon position on the left.
Choose Cut Plane:    
R1 R2 Range: 1 ... 2.5 RS R=constant  
Lon1 Lon2 Range: 0 ... 360 deg. Lon=constant  
Lat1 Lat2 Range: -84.9 ... 84.9 deg. Lat=constant  
  Reset Form will reset changes to the defaults specified by the previous run of this script.
  Update Plot will update (generate) the plot with the chosen time and plot parameters above.
List Data (check to get any of the following outputs which apply to movie requests as well):
What: Plot variables from above
Include all primary model output parameters (Warning: text files may become large).
You have to select vector magnitudes (e.g., "B","V","J") explicitly for plotting to get them:
    computed scalars such as
    derived vectors (e.g, "JxB"): select one component or its magnitude to get all components

Include parameters from this list in addition to those selected for the plot: (copy names from Q1 list above and separate them with commas).
Where: At positions specified:   enter positions in R, Lon, Lat, (within the allowed range) as comma-separated lists.
    Use combination of positions in a 3D grid.
    R positions:
    Lon positions:
    Lat positions:
List Data From Plot:
  • 2D plots (Contour, Vector, ...):
         equidistant 61x61-element grid in cut plane (Interpolate data onto equidistant grid selected)
         max. 44000 grid positions (Interpolate data onto equidistant grid unchecked)
  • LinePlot: data along line plotted,
  • 3D-Flowlines:
    • Text output: start and end points of flow lines with topology and exit status of line segment tracings,
    • Tar archive: model output data along flowlines with user-defined start points.

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