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Paleogeographic atlas software

I haven't seen the video you linked to, but from personal experience GPlates is pretty good. It's open-source and runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS X.
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Language to modernize a scientific Fortran codebase

The modern language you are looking for is called modern Fortran 2018. Fortran 2008 and 2018 have everything a numerical computing project would need and so many features that many other languages ...
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Are there any general-purpose climate-model coupling projects?

Yes, there were many model coupling projects in the past, as well as many ongoing coupling projects in the present and near future. The main motivation behind model coupling is the need for the ...
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Are there any general-purpose climate-model coupling projects?

Coupler software (e.g. OASIS, MCT, C-Coupler) is frequently used to combine these different components of earth system models. Of course interfacing models with each other using these couplers or ...
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CDL File Questions

A CDL file is basically a text output from a netcdf file. If you want to know the contents of a netcdf file but don't have the time (or ability) to use programs built to read/write netcdf, you can ...
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Software for sediment transport modeling

I think the best option for sediment transport modeling is the Community Sediment Transport Modeling System (CSTMS) package that was developed for ROMS. CSTMS was created by a group of sediment ...
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Paleogeographic atlas software

+1 for GPlates, but if you happen to be an ArcGIS user (I was once, but I'm better now), then the PaleoGIS plugin is pretty good. Skimming through their material I can't tell if there's any other way ...
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Software for sediment transport modeling

Large parts of Delft3D - including, I think, the sediment transport module - are available in an open source form. The GUI is not currently open source, but (a) Deltares have been offering licences ...
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Language to modernize a scientific Fortran codebase

As a former Fortran programmer I did a small online review several weeks ago into current trends for scientific programming. To begin with, despite its age and its sometimes archaic style of ...
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What tools allow a quick comparison of NetCDF output from ocean models?

Using Matlab, you can do ncgeodataset (http://code.google.com/p/nctoolbox/wiki/ncgeodataset) to subsample the netcdf without having to download large datasets. For instance, ...
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How to open old GOES-1 satellite image files downloaded from NOAA CLASS

Unfortunately, the older weather satellite data is, the harder it is to read. Perhaps NOAA's Weather and Climate Toolkit can open it. The old stuff usually comes in tightly packed binary formats ...
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How to read NOAA/NASA GOES satellite data?

Go to the user preferences. From there you will be able to choose different formats and data options. If you choose netCDF, you will be able to read these filetypes with most map readers. For ...
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Plotting stereonets in R

You might try the RockFab package. I am not a structural geologist but I use other R packages for geological endevours. Documentation.
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Good Open source alternatives to SeisImager & RES2DINV?

Actually, there are plenty of alternative DC Inversion software; I hate using res2dinv; unfortunately it's relatively easy to get into. I would have much preferred ZondRes2D for it's user experience. ...
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Convert satellite image data (GOES 15) into solar irradiance values?

It is far too complex a process to estimate surface irradiances utilising satellite data. No software takes just satellite images as input and gives out irradiances. I am pasting link to an article ...
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Digitalizing precipitation data from the image of weather map

You can convert the image to NetCDF data using gdal_translate. The command line looks something like: ...
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How to read NOAA/NASA GOES satellite data?

The same as scottlittle, but you can use also McIdas V. It also can read nedcdf files and also is a free software. http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas/software/v/documentation.html
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Software for spatial interpolation of temperature and relative humidity data from weather stations

I am presently working on exactly this. I am using climate reanalysis data, to fill in the 'empties' since my climate stations are far away from each other. Or, sometime, I have N/A's in my series ...
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Methods and Software for Interpolating/Modelling of Stratigraphic Well Data in 2D/3D

I believe that Leapfrog 3D will do this. They have academic licenses. I also seem to recall that Intrepid Geomodeller does what you are after. Both of these options are probably overkill though.
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Methods and Software for Interpolating/Modelling of Stratigraphic Well Data in 2D/3D

OpendTect may do this, however getting to that stage would be a painful experience. Petrel can do this very easily, however, that is not anywhere near free... If you're a student, your department ...
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Stochastic seismic inversion

You may want to investigate the Delivery package available from http://www-old.dpr.csiro.au/StochasticSeismicInversion/ 'Delivery is an open-source, trace-based Bayesian seismic inversion code for ...
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Good Open source alternatives to SeisImager & RES2DINV?

I can address the Res2DInv. The answer unfortunately is no. The only freely available Resistivity Inversion software is R2 or R3 from Lancaster University. http://www.es.lancs.ac.uk/people/amb/...
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Seismic data processing software

Packages as Seismic Unix and Madagascar represent a different philosophy than commercial products. The packages are open source, so any user can look at the code, understand how it works (or why it ...
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How can I find the nearest point on the coast from an ocean location?

There are public databases with the coastline in lon,lat format. You just need to find the point closest to your coordinates in that coastline. For that you need the formula of the distance between ...
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How to plot a Hovmoller diagram in MATLAB?

Here is an example using contourf. The trick is in sampling the 3D arrays appropriately: ...
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Open source well information viewer

Your best bet is probably OpendTect. It's not quite what you asked for. OpendTect is a desktop application and does not use HTML/JavaScript for display. It is dual licensed; the free version is ...
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Seismogram deconvolution in SAC

I typed in the commands as shown using your data in SAC. I've uploaded my result. The plot window shows the result of the commands run in the highlighted red area. Is this what you are trying to do? ...
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Unable to prepare input file for HSPF software for watershed modeling!

I have found the solution and it seems that in BASINS 4.1, user has to import wdm file before launching HSPF by going to 'File' and then to either 'import data' or 'manage data'. Once this step is ...
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Can I regard the grayscale of a RGB color image as a panchromatic image?

The workflow of fusing RGB true color image and panchromatic grayscale image can help understand this question. After converting RGB color space to the IHS space, the intensity component is replaced ...
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Language to modernize a scientific Fortran codebase

Right now, I think that Julia makes the cut, because it provides a great tradeoff between "fast scripting" and "high-performance scientific computing&...
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