Metview is an interactive
meteorological application, which enables operational and research meteorologists
to access, manipulate and visualise meteorological data.
Metview has been designed as a flexible, modular and extendible system able to accommodate the evolving needs of the user. The system is based on the ECMWF standards for graphics (Magics) and data access (MARS) but can also access locally stored data. The user interface is based on Motif and Qt. Metview is a fully distributed system where modules can run on different workstations and servers.
Metview is a cooperative project between ECMWF and INPE/CPTEC, Brazil. ECMWF has also been assisted by a staff member of Météo-France. The development of Metview started in 1991 and the first release became available to internal ECMWF users in December 1993. With the release of Metview 4.0 in 2010, Metview has become an even more comprehensive tool and scripting language to process, retrieve and visualise meteorological data from observations to forecast fields.
Metview 4 is also available on the ecgate Member States server.