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General Information

The blue banner at the very top of every alerts page provides links to the major Dreamflows pages and sub-systems.  The gray menubar just below it provides navigation within the alerts system.  The links in the gray menubar change to normal text when you follow a given link.  For instance the Alerts-Help entry in the gray menubar is currently plain text (not a link) since you're already on the Alerts-Help page.  The gray linksbar at the bottom of every page provides additional links to other Dreamflows pages.  Dreamflows offers many other web pages not listed in the linksbar though - visit the sitemap for a complete list.

Help is sprinkled throughout the alerts system, and is available in three ways.  Clicking on the Alerts-Help link in the gray menubar brings you to this Help page.  At that point you can use the Index to select your topic of interest.  In addition, if context-sensitive help (i.e. help specific to whatever page you're currently visiting) is available, then appears just to the right of the page title, and clicking on it takes you to the context-sensitive help page.  Lastly, hovering the cursor over a symbol or link in the blue banner or a gray linksbar will often provide a short explanatory message (called a "tool tip").  For instance, if you hover your cursor over the Demo link in the gray menubar of this page, you'll be presented with a tool tip that says "Try a Dreamflows Normal Alerts demo".

If not already logged in when performing a privileged operation like changing your alerts selections, the system will prompt you to do so.

A number of alerts pages use JavaScript.  You will be limited in what you can do unless your browser has JavaScript enabled.

Dreamflows has been optimized for Firefox, but Chrome, Opera, Safari and IE work almost as well.  If you experience problems with your browser, please let me know.

Where possible, avoid using your browser's Back or Forward buttons to navigate around Dreamflows, and use the provided links instead.  Otherwise, you may go Back or Forward to a page whose contents are out of date, or inconsistent.

All flow-related dates and times are for the local timezone in effect where (and when) the data was recorded.  Unless otherwise stated, all other dates and times in Dreamflows are Pacific Time.  This is PDT (7 hours behind GMT) in summer, and PST (8 hours behind GMT) in winter.