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Antarctic mapping tools for MATLAB


Greene, CA and Gwyther, DE and Blankenship, DD, Antarctic mapping tools for MATLAB, Computers and Geosciences, 104 pp. 151-157. ISSN 0098-3004 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.08.003


We present the Antarctic Mapping Tools package, an open-source Matlab toolbox for analysis and plotting of Antarctic geospatial datasets. This toolbox is designed to streamline scientific workflow and maximize repeatability through functions which allow fully scripted data analysis and mapping. Data access is facilitated by several dataset-specific plugins which are freely available online. An open architecture has been chosen to encourage users to develop and share plugins for future Antarctic geospatial datasets. This toolbox includes functions for coordinate transformations, flight line or ship track analysis, and data mapping in georeferenced or projected coordinates. Each function is thoroughly documented with clear descriptions of function syntax alongside examples of data analysis or display using Antarctic geospatial data. The Antarctic Mapping Tools package is designed for ease of use and allows users to perform each step of data processing including raw data import, data analysis, and creation of publication-quality maps, wholly within the numerical environment of Matlab.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:MATLAB, Antarctica, GIS, computing, computer science
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Gwyther, DE (Dr David Gwyther)
ID Code:113215
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:90
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2016-12-15
Last Modified:2018-04-30

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