JHelioviewer 2.3.0 Description:
JHelioviewer is a visualization software for solar physics data. JPEG 2000 offers many useful new features and has the potential to revolutionize the way high-resolution image data are disseminated and analyzed. The JPEG 2000 Interactive Protocol, JPIP, enables us to serve data in highly compressed, quality progressive, region-of-interest based form. These features make it possible to minimize the data volume transmitted while maximizing its usability. This is especially relevant for solar physics since NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory will soon provide more than a terabyte of image data per day. Providing efficient access to this huge data volume at both high spatial and high time resolution is of paramount importance to support scientific discovery.