Section 9

Sample Data Sets and Illustrative Examples



An example of a 3x3 image spreadsheet is shown below with data rendered as images, wireframe surfaces, colored surfaces and with latitude-longitude coordinates included for data probing.

TOMS monthly average ozone data for 13 years from 1984 to 1992 organized in a 3x3 image spreadsheet to facilitate intercomparison of global measurements between different years. Frames in each cell are able to manipulate different object types including satellite data with color maps, 24-bit imagery, and 2.5-D surfaces. The Options control panel is shown on the left with a cell glyph on top. Five of the cells contain 2-D imagery using colormaps. The other four cells, A2, B2, B3 and C2, contain 3-D perspective renderings of surfaces representing monthly average ozone levels. Cell C3 shows a CED projection with original and displayed data probed in latitude and longitude coordinates as well as pixel coordinates.