Q: Can I view the whole model run as a loop, rather than loading a new page for each forecast time?
A: Yes! This is called a Forecast Loop under our Animations menu. Once you've entered this mode, it will remain active as you browse the site. However, to respect bandwidth for mobile users on slow connections or with limited data caps, Single Image mode is active by default when you first load the site.
Q: What is the best way to view animations on mobile devices?
A: When viewing a loop animation, you may drag the slider handle on a touchscreen to advance through the loop frames. Alternatively, you can use the slideshow animation format, which allows you to view images full-screen and swipe through the series (note that you can swipe down to exit the slideshow at any time).
Q: Why do the hotkeys used to move through a loop animation change, depending on the animation mode?
A: Our philosophy is that each hotkey moves through the data in a specific way. The angle brackets (<, >) move through the forecast in time, while the square brackets ([, ]) move through model runs. This is true regardless of which animation mode you're in:
Q: But can I use the arrow keys (←, →) or mouse scroll wheel to move through loop animations?
A: Yes. First, you will need to click the round blue slider handle. Once you've done this, both the arrow keys and scroll wheel will move through loop frames. (When the slider has not been clicked, we allow the arrow keys and scroll wheel to control the page scroll position, as your browser intends).