PALS is a web application for evaluating land surface models and the observed data sets used to test them. It provides data for particular modelling experiments as well as a wide range of diagnostic performance measures once model output created from these data is uploaded. As such, it has two broad categories of users: those who provide observed data sets and are interested in receiving feedback about how models use or interpret their data, and; those who run models using this data and use PALS as a model analysis tool.
PALS was developed for the Climate Change Research Center of the University of New South Wales. It has the following features:
Above is a view of the dynamic plots of a Data Set. It enables a data owner or researcher to dynamically drill down through any of the data sets that have been uploaded to manage their quality and spot trends.