How to use SWIM - get started
- Open model -latest version
- SWIM should work in any modern web browser
- Wait for the model code to load, followed by its data
- SWIM begins with an Oval layout.
- Cogs show progress and interactions, they rotate when calculating.
- Mini-plots should appear after a few seconds
- Later reloads should be faster if the browser caches some data
- (Check activity in console column far left - note draggable corner)
- The main cause-effect loop follows clockwise around the oval,
- starting (left) with drivers (demography, economy etc.) at the top,
- passing through energy, emissions, biogeochemistry
- to atmosphere and climate response.
- (but there are also cross-cutting controls / feedbacks)
- Select Cogs (click => yellow) to show, for each science- module
- Adjustable Parameters (centre-left)
- Source Code - if you have it open ()
- Click on mini-plots (left) to enlarge them
- Plots open in nearest corner
- Zoom plots using mouse-wheel or touch (spread/pinch)
- (X to close)
- Adjust plots
- Wheel/touch gestures also work for plot axes, to zoom for more detail
- Click on a big-plot for options (stacked, legend, labels)
- Try adjusting model parameters (sliders, menus, checkboxes).
- First select a cog, then adjust its parameters
- The model should recalculate - some plots change (within a few seconds)
- Which modules recalculate depends on changed / needed interactions - see console for info.
- You can reset all at the top-right.
- Try the columns layout
- Layout menu at top right
- Columns layout is better for studying detail of one part of the system
- Scroll down the parallel columns of parameters or mini-plots (click to open)
- Click on titles to fold modules, also link to their code.
- Higher complexity level => extra plots & parameters
- complexity menu at top
- (just use Normal and Expert for now - others to fix)
- You can also change the style-theme
- (use menu at top, examples right - it's just changing css!)
Above: Oval Layout - showing whole-system interactions. Plots in corners, carbon module selected
Below: Columns Layout - to focus on detail - here socioeconomic end, code for migration shown