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NSIDC developed a number of IDL programs to browse and visualize TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters data files. The IDL tools described in this tutorial are available via FTP. For instructions on installing these tools, see the Getting Started section. Installing and running these IDL tools allows the user to perform the following functions (refer to the Tutorial for examples of each):
The IDL tools were developed at NSIDC with the exception of colorbar.pro, which is used for the legends on most of the color graphics displays. Colorbar.pro is included here by the kind permission of its author, Dr. David Fanning.