IDL Data Analysis Code for SuperDARN Data on the PC
The IDL code for viewing and writing data files of SuperDARN data is available. The analysis
code, suitable for Laptops and PCs, originated from a computer program called ABRadar which was
developed at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada under the direction of Prof. John
Samson and modified extensively by Karen Apps.
The code for TIGER data has been modified from ABRadar and associated JHU/APL
(Laurel, Maryland, USA) routines by Dr Colin Waters at the University of Newcastle, New South
To access the source code, send email to
Prof C.L. Waters requesting the procedure for access.
Instructions for Setting up the Code [After Download]
Here are some sample pictures from the code. Click on each small picture to get a larger version.
- Open IDL on your laptop/PC and add the top level sdarn software directory (we will call this the BASE DIR) to the PATH list under IDL preferences [eg. d:\sdarn].
- Open the file TGRADAR.PRO located in the BASE DIR and change the directory references as required. You will need to scroll down the file and change all the 'setenv' directories according to the BASE DIR on your machine.
- Other parameters (eg. screen resolution, size of windows for graphics etc.) may also be changed in the TIGER.PRO file
- Go to the IDL command line and type @tgradar. You should see a list of compiled routines scroll by followed by the MENU options down the left hand side of the screen.
- If it errors, email me!
IDL Code Revisions:
Revisions/additions to the code are documented in the rev.txt file in the code
The latest revision was August 6, 2001
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