Tutorials

Introduction to Passage Planning

Mar 18, 2016. | By: Craig McPheeters

LuckGrib version 1.2 introduced some new features to help support passage planning. This tutorial demonstrates how some of these functions work, using a passage the author completed in November 2015 as an example.

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Import Directories

Dec 7, 2015. | By: Craig McPheeters

One of the main scenarios where import directories are intended to be used is when you have your own source of GRIB files and you want LuckGrib to import them with the minimum amount of effort.

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Nerd talk: Stationary points - highs and lows

Dec 6, 2015. | By: Craig McPheeters

The points on weather maps that identify highs and lows have the more general name of stationary point. The discovery and positioning of stationary points is one more area that LuckGrib excels - however this comes with one little caveat, and a bit of an apology…

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Nerd talk: Interpolation Part Two: Wind

Dec 5, 2015. | By: Craig McPheeters

Math is wonderful. However, if application developers are not careful with how they use it, an application can report wildly incorrect results for common weather features. LuckGrib doesn’t have this problem. Some other GRIB viewers do.

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Nerd talk: Interpolation Part One: Contours

Dec 4, 2015. | By: Craig McPheeters

The contours generated by LuckGrib are much higher quality than in most other GRIB viewers. Read on to understand a little more about one of the techniques behind this advantage.

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Getting started with LuckGrib

Dec 3, 2015. | By: Craig McPheeters

While LuckGrib has been designed to be easy to use, there are still a few things you can learn to make your initial experience more pleasant.

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What is GRIB?

Jul 23, 2015. | By: Craig McPheeters

A GRIB file is a binary file which typically contains weather forecast information. For a few more details, read on…

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