# Re: Ri contours are not appeared in the figure

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue Feb 15 2011 - 08:20:03 MST

Wei,

If a part of a plot is not showing up, you must examine your data by using "printVarSummary", "print(min(x))", "print(max(x))", etc. Since you didn't provide a data file, we are unable to run your script and determine if there are data values out-of-range. You will have to debug this problem yourself.

You can debug your code by looking at the "contour_ri" plot on its own.

After:

> contour_ri = wrf_contour(a,wks,ri_plane(16,:,:),opts_ri)
>

draw(contour_ri)
frame(wks)

This will cause the "ri" contour plot to be drawn on its own, and you can see if it looks correct before it gets overlaid onto the other plot.

If this plot doesn't look okay, then examine the ri_plane(16,:,:) values closely, to make sure they are the right units, etc. You can do this by printing the min and max of this data, as a start.

Also, look at "opts_ri" closely. Are you using the correct contour levels?

If the plot is okay on its own, then look at the part of your code that's doing the overlay. Perhaps one plot is covering up the other one.

--Mary

On Feb 14, 2011, at 8:48 PM, wei huang wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks for all. I’m interested to Ri, so for this I made some assumption to calculating it. The code is working but the Ri contours are not appeared in the figure, may be my code is not correct. Please could anyone help me to figure out the problem? My code and the result are attached.
> thanks
> wei
> = = = = = = =
>
>
>
>
> begin
>
>
> T = a->T
>
> T = T + 300. ;theta K
>
> u = wrf_user_getvar(a,"ua",-1)
>
> v = wrf_user_getvar(a,"va",-1)
>
> z = wrf_user_getvar(a, "z",-1)
>
> rh = wrf_user_getvar(a,"rh",-1)
>
>
> U = (u*u+v*v)^(0.5) ; m/sec
>
> copy_VarCoords(u, U )
>
> printVarSummary(U)
>
> printMinMax(U, True)
>
> ;
>
> dTdz = center_finite_diff_n(T,z,False,0,1)
>
> eps = 1e-02 ; eliminate near zero values
>
> dTdz@_FillValue = -999.
>
> dTdz = where(dTdz.lt.eps, dTdz@_FillValue, dTdz)
>
> copy_VarCoords(T, dTdz )
>
> printVarSummary(dTdz)
>
> printMinMax(dTdz, True)
>
> ;
>
> dUdz = center_finite_diff_n(U,z,False,0,1)
>
> eps = 1e-02 ; eliminate near zero values
>
> dUdz@_FillValue = -999.
>
> dUdz = where(dUdz.lt.eps, dUdz@_FillValue, dUdz)
>
> copy_VarCoords(u, dUdz )
>
> printVarSummary(dUdz)
>
> printMinMax(dUdz, True)
>
> ;
>
> nsqr = ((9.8/T)*(dTdz)); Brunt vaisala frequency
>
> copy_VarCoords(T, nsqr)
>
> printVarSummary(nsqr)
>
> printMinMax(nsqr, True)
>
>
> RI = nsqr/(dUdz)^2 ; to calculate Richardson Number(RI)
>
> copy_VarCoords(u, RI )
>
> printVarSummary(RI)
>
> printMinMax(RI, True)
>
> ;***********************************
>
> wks = gsn_open_wks("pdf","ri")
>
> gsn_define_colormap(wks,"gui_default")
>
> res = True ; Set up some basic plot resources
>
> res@Footer = False
>
>
> pltres = True
>
> ;*******************************
>
> times = wrf_user_list_times (a); get times in the file
>
> ntimes = dimsizes(times) ; number of times in the file
>
> FirstTime = res
>
> mdims = getfilevardimsizes(a,"P") ; get some dimension sizes for the file
>
> nd = dimsizes(mdims)
>
>
> ;do it = 10,10;ntimes-1
>
> ;***************************************
>
> if ( FirstTime ) then ; get height info for labels
>
> zmin = 0.
>
> zmax = max(z)/1000.
>
> nz = floattoint(zmax/2 + 1)
>
> FirstTime = False
>
> end if
>
> ;**************************************
>
> ip = 1 ; Just do the one (constant y coord) plot
>
> opts = True ; setting start and end times
>
> plane = new(4,float)
>
> if(ip .eq. 1) then
>
> plane = (/ 0,84, 200,84 /) ; start x;y & end x;y point
>
> end if
>
> ;
>
> rh_plane = wrf_user_intrp3d(rh,z,"v",plane,0.,opts)
>
> ri_plane = wrf_user_intrp3d(RI,z,"v",plane,0.,opts)
>
> printVarSummary(rh_plane)
>
>
> dim = dimsizes(rh_plane) ; Find the data span - for use in labels
>
> zspan = dim(0)
>
> ; Options for XY Plots
>
> opts_xy = res
>
> opts_xy@tiYAxisString = "Height (km)"
>
> opts_xy@AspectRatio = 0.75
>
> opts_xy@cnMissingValPerimOn = True
>
> opts_xy@cnMissingValFillColor = 0
>
> opts_xy@cnMissingValFillPattern = 11
>
> opts_xy@tmYLMode = "Explicit"
>
> opts_xy@tmYLValues = fspan(0,zspan,nz) ; Create tick marks
>
> opts_xy@tmYLLabels = sprintf("%.1f",fspan(zmin,zmax,nz)) ; Create labels
>
> opts_xy@tiXAxisFontHeightF = 0.020
>
> opts_xy@tiYAxisFontHeightF = 0.020
>
> opts_xy@tmXBMajorLengthF = 0.02
>
> opts_xy@tmYLMajorLengthF = 0.02
>
> opts_xy@tmYLLabelFontHeightF = 0.015
>
> opts_xy@PlotOrientation = ri_plane@Orientation
>
>
> ; Plotting options for RH
>
> opts_rh = opts_xy
>
> opts_rh@pmLabelBarOrthogonalPosF = -0.07
>
> opts_rh@ContourParameters = (/ 10., 90., 10. /)
>
> opts_rh@cnFillOn = True
>
>
> ; Plotting options for ri
>
> opts_ri = opts_xy
>
> opts_ri@cnInfoLabelOrthogonalPosF = 0.00
>
> opts_ri@ContourParameters = (/10. /)
>
>
> ; Get the contour info for the rh and ri
>
> contour_ri = wrf_contour(a,wks,ri_plane(16,:,:),opts_ri)
>
> contour_rh = wrf_contour(a,wks,rh_plane(16,:,:),opts_rh)
>
> ; MAKE PLOTS
>
> plot = wrf_overlays(a,wks,(/contour_rh,contour_ri/),pltres)
>
> ; Delete options and fields, so we don't have carry over
>
> delete(opts_ri)
>
> delete(opts_rh)
>
> delete(ri_plane)
>
> delete(rh_plane)
>
> end
>
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