Using GrADS to Forecast the Weather


Figure 1: GrADS in action (click to enlarge).

As part of my ongoing weather realm self education, I’ve been playing with the GrADS weather (earth science) data analysis and display tool.

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GrADS is a project that’s been kept at and the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES). The Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) is the center within IGES where GrADS is developed and maintained. GrADS is GPLv2 licensed by its authors. The institution has nothing at all to do with this webpage or its author.

Screenshot license:

The screenshot at the top of the article is of a program that has been released under a free software license (GrADS, located at and also at IGES). As a derivative work of that program, this screenshot falls under the same license. Details about the GrADS license are shown at the bottom of this page. Note that this webpage and its author have no connection whatsoever to the GrADS software, or its authors.

The Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) Version 2.0 carries a GNU General Public License (GPL version 2) as published by the Free Software Foundation. The link to the full text of the license: