AGU journals offer many ways to present research that expands beyond the printed page. Movies, animations, downloadable data tables, calculation worksheets, and three-dimensional models allow authors to demonstrate, rather than simply explain, scientific findings. These multimedia files and additional features are accessible through the navigation bar of the HTML and, depending on their relationship to the research being presented, are handled as Dynamic Content, or Auxiliary Material.
To learn more about these options:
Plugins & Applications
Acrobat Reader – from Adobe
Supported file formats: PDF.
PDF is Adobe's Portable Document Format, a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Acrobat Reader allows viewing and printing PDF files on a variety of hardware and operating system platforms.
ChemScape Chime – from MDL
Supported file formats: PDB.
Flash Player – from Macromedia
Supported file formats: SWF, FLV.
Flash Player is free software for viewing rich content created with Macromedia Flash. Learn More at Adobe.
Ghostscript and GSview
Supported file formats: EPS and PDF.
Ghostscript is a set of software that provides an “interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language, with the ability to convert PostScript language files to many raster formats, view them on displays, and print them on printers that don't have PostScript language capability built in.—
To obtain the appropriate release for your Operating System, go to Ghostscript.
IrfanView – by Irfan Skiljan
Supported file formats: TIFF, AVI, MP3, MOV, PSD, among others.
“IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.”
MathReader – from Wolfram Research
Supported file formats: NB
MathReader is free software for viewing rich content created with Wolfram Research's Mathematica.
RealPlayer – from real
Supported file formats: RealAudio, RealVideo, MPEG, and WAV among others.
SVG Viewer – from Adobe
Supported file formats: SVG.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a royalty-free vendor-neutral open recommendation developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). SVG files are not exclusively viewed with Adobe SVG Viewer. Other SVG viewers are freely available for download.
QuickTime Player – from Apple
Supported file formats: MOV, MPEG, MP3, AVI, DV, WAV, AIFF, and FLC among others.
For a complete list visit QuickTime specifications see QuickTime Player Supported File Formats.
Windows Media Player – from Microsoft
Supported file formats: WMV, WMA, and ASF among others.
See the Guide to Windows Media File Extensions for more details.
Cosmo Player VRML Plugin
Supported file formats: WRL, VRML.
Download and Install the Cosmo Player VRML Plugin.