SoloII: Parameter Overview

The colors that are used to depict a data field are controlled by a palette. This widget enables adjusting the palette for each field.

The exceeded color is assigned to data values beyond the limits of the color bar. The missing data color is assigned to data values flagged as missing or bad.

Entries containing two values must have the values seperated by a comma and/or a space.

When the "Emphasis Min/Max" values are not equal, the emphasis color is assigned to data values within the emphasis limits.

Parameter File Menu

The "File" menu enables closing or cancelling the Parameter widget and displaying lists of palettes, color tables, and colors. Clicking in any of these lists selects an entry. With the exception of colors this causes an immediate change in the entries in this widget.

A clicked color name is placed in the clipboard and can be used to replace any color entry in the palette by clicking in the entry and typing Ctrl+V.

For "Import a Color Table" the FileSelect widget can be initialized with the "COLORS_FILESEL" environment variable.

Under "Broadcast..." there are options to broadcast the grid color, the boundary color and color bar orientation to all the other windows. Before broadcasting make sure the source frame for broadcasting has been replotted with any new settings since hardware colors are established only during plotting.

Paramter Options Menu

The "Options" menu enables choosing the location of the color bar, assigning a set of symbols to the colors of the color bar, removing highlighting from the title and colorbar labels, and immediately plotting the clicked field in the "Parameters" list.

There are two sets of symbols currently in place. One for the "PD" and "WPD" fields and another for the fields "RR_DXD,RNX,RZD,RKD" which are log10 of the rain rate. The symbols are the associated linear values which give the appearance of a log scale.

The particle fields symbol set assumes a 17 color table and the rain rate fields an 11 color table. The particle symbols have the following meanings:

cld = Cloud
drz = Drizzle
lrn = Light Rain
mrn = Moderate Rain
hrn = Heavy Rain
hail = Hail
rhm = Rain Hail Mixture
gsh = Graupel Small Hail
grn = Graupel Rain
dsn = Dry Snow
wsn = Wet Snow
icr = Ice Crystals
iicr = Irreg Ice Crystals
sld = Super Cooled Liquid Droplets
bgs = Insects
2tr = 2nd Trip Echoes (positive Ldr only)
gclt = Ground Clutter

Parameter Links

As a default the parameter information is not linked to any other frame. Links are useful when you are plotting the same field from different sweepfiles and want to be able to change the field in several frames at once.

Parameter Palette

A palette contains most of the information you see in this widget with the exception of the parameters list and the parameter name. In addition it contains a list of fields that are likely to use this palette. This list appears next to the palette name in the palettes list.

If you wish to define a new palette for a parameter, change all items you wish to be different, type a new name in the "Color Palette" entry and hit .

The last palette selected or modified is always at the top of the list of palettes. Since a field can exist is more than one palette, the search for a palette to be associated with a field is always based on the first encounter of a field.

Parameter Min & Max

Soloii always uses the center, increment and the number of colors to define the limits and resolution of the data displayed. Typing a min. and max. values in the "Min & Max" entry and hitting causes the center and increment to be adjusted to fit the min. and max. The center and increment can then be adjusted if necessary to provide more desirable labeling.