[ncl-talk] Radar data plotting, no MAP_PROJ attribute
Ryan Connelly
rconne01 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 15:23:09 MDT 2016
Alex,
Thanks! That and a few other changes got it working. My last problem now
is that I can't get state outlines to plot, even though I think I have the
necessary resources set:
radres at mpUSStateLineColor = "Black"
radres at mpUSStateLineThicknessF = 2.0
I get coastal outlines, but nothing else.
Thanks,
Ryan
On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Alexander Schaefer <aschae11 at uncc.edu>
wrote:
> Ryan,
>
> You might try looking here:
>
> http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Document/Graphics/overlays_on_map.shtml
>
> Check out point 2 talking about lat2d and lon2d.
>
> It might be as simple a fix as
>
> rd_plane at lat2d = rlat
> rd_plane at lon2d = rlon
>
> It should associate lat/lon point wise like you are looking for.
>
> Cheers,
> -Alex
>
>
>
>
> On Jul 20, 2016, at 3:31 PM, Ryan Connelly <rconne01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Mary,
>
> Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry about the delay on my end.
>
> printVarSummary of the rlat (or rlon) array shows
>
> Variable: rlat
> Type: float
> Total Size: 131044 bytes
> 32761 values
> Number of Dimensions: 2
> Dimensions and sizes: [y0 | 181] x [x0 | 181]
> Coordinates:
> y0: [-120..119.94]
> x0: [-120..119.94]
> Number Of Attributes: 3
> _FillValue : 41.94297
> standard_name : latitude
> units : degrees_north
>
>
> and for rd_plane shows
>
>
> Variable: rd_plane
> Type: float
> Total Size: 131044 bytes
> 32761 values
> Number of Dimensions: 2
> Dimensions and sizes: [y0 | 181] x [x0 | 181]
> Coordinates:
> y0: [-120..119.94]
> x0: [-120..119.94]
> Number Of Attributes: 12
> z0 : 2
> time : 1424628563
> grid_mapping : grid_mapping_0
> coordinates : lon0 lat0
> units : dBZ
> long_name : radar_reflectivity
> standard_name : REF
> _FillValue : 9.96921e+36
> valid_max : 25.3757
> valid_min : -9.187451
>
> printMinMax shows:
>
> (0) latitude: min=39.779 max=41.943
> (0) longitude: min=-74.313 max=-71.4156
>
> The values of rlat and rlon are the correct latitude and longitude values,
> but the trouble seems to be in matching the i,j'th point in rd_plane with
> the lat,lon contained in the i'th point of rlon and j'th point of rlat, so
> that the code can plot radar reflectivity in the correct place.
>
> Thanks,
> Ryan
>
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 11:53 PM, Mary Haley <haley at ucar.edu> wrote:
>
>> Hi Ryan,
>>
>> You can't use wrf_xxxx functions to plot anything but WRF-ARW data.
>> These functions assume that you are using WRF files with names like
>> "wrfout_d01_2008-09-28_00:00:00" which have a bunch of global attributes in
>> them that define the native map projection of the WRF data. This is why you
>> were getting an error about MAP_PROJ being undefined. This is one of the
>> required global attributes.
>>
>> If you are trying to plot the data over a map, then you will need to
>> examine your file and your data variable (rd_plane) to determine if it is
>> also on some native map projection, or whether you need to provide lat/lon
>> coordinates for plotting. I then suggest using the gsn_csm_contour or
>> gsn_csm_contour_map functions to generate just contours, or contours over a
>> map.
>>
>> Please see this page for some examples on how to plot data over a map
>> using NCL:
>>
>> http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/plot_data_on_map.shtml
>>
>> You might also want to look at this page:
>>
>> http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/radar.shtml
>>
>>
>> --Mary
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Ryan Connelly <rconne01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have Level II radar data in netcdf format (using radx and the steps
>>> outlined here:
>>> https://publish.illinois.edu/snesbitt/resources/radar-data-processing-with-radx/
>>> ).
>>>
>>> I want to overlay it on a base map, in the same way I would with WRF
>>> data. Here's a highly condensed version of what I have:
>>>
>>> rf = addfile(diri+fili,"r")
>>> rd = rf->REF(:,:,:,:) ; float REF(time, z0, y0, x0) ;
>>> RHO, ZDR
>>>
>>> rd_plane = rd(0,0,:,:)
>>>
>>> contour = gsn_csm_contour(wks,rd_plane,radres)
>>> plot = wrf_map_overlays(rf,wks,(/contour/),radres,mpres)
>>>
>>> I was just assuming the netcdf had location data packaged into it, but I
>>> get the error:
>>>
>>> (0) wrf_map: Error: no MAP_PROJ attribute in input file
>>> fatal:overlay: missing value as input, can't continue
>>>
>>> I tried adding in a wrf file I had laying around and using it for map
>>> plotting, and while that got be a basemap, by radar data was obviously not
>>> matched geographically (it showed the KOKX RDA over New York City!).
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ryan
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ryan Connelly
>>> M.S. Student in Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
>>> B.S. in Meteorology with Minors in Mathematics and GIS, Valparaiso
>>> University
>>> rconne01 at gmail.com
>>> ryan.connelly at stonybrook.edu
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>
>
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> B.S. in Meteorology with Minors in Mathematics and GIS, Valparaiso
> University
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B.S. in Meteorology with Minors in Mathematics and GIS, Valparaiso
University
rconne01 at gmail.com
ryan.connelly at stonybrook.edu
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