## Support / Plotting & Post-processing

#### Plotting state variables and diagnostic variables

The approach to plotting depends on the hydrodynamic driver, as it is the host model that manages the nature of the domain and output settings.

TUFLOW-FV has a range of configurable model outputs that can be used with various different software packages, as outlined in the model documentation. The *.datv format output option can be natively read into SMS.

Alternatively, the *.nc format produced by the model can be used by a range of software packages, most commonly Matlab. BMT WBM's Matlab toolbox can be downloaded from here. For questions and support related to plotting TUFLOW-FV outputs, refer to this forum.

Note that AED2 variables in these outputs are appended with WQ_ for state variables, and WQ_DIAG_ for diagnostic variables (refer to individual module pages for descriptions of what these variables are). An example of the code required in the TUFLOW-FV *.fvc file is below:

output dir == ..\Output\ output == datv output parameters == Sal,v,H,D,wq_all output interval == 10800 end output output == flux output interval == 7200 end output output == netcdf output parameters == h,v,d,Sal,Temp,W10,TRACE_1,TRACE_2,wq_all,wq_diag_all output interval == 14400 end output 

AED2 variables are output directly to the GLM output.nc file. They may also be directed to the specific depth and outlet outputs, see the GLM diagram indicating the variety of GLM outputs. Refer to the GLM plotting page here for an overview of ways to plot GLM outputs (including the simulated AED variables).

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