# Re: how to create a pressure-height-vector plot?

Date: Wed Nov 16 2011 - 14:30:48 MST

I am now getting a pressure height vector plot which has the right ranges
for the axes.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Adam Phillips <asphilli@ucar.edu> wrote:

> If your pressure coordinate variable is ordered from top to bottom,
> 3,7,etc->970,993hPa, you need to specify your coordinate subscripting in
> the same order. Thus: t_avgd({193:993},{5},{-60:60}), or simply:
> t_avgd({193:},{5},{-60:60})
>
>
> On 11/16/2011 12:56 PM, Madeleine Patterson wrote:
>
> Hi Mary,
>
> This seems to have done the trick:
>
> omegaAve = avg(omega_avgd(:,:,:)) ; used for scaling
> uAve = avg(u_avgd(:,:,:))
> scale = fabs(uAve/omegaAve)
> omegascale = omega_avgd*scale ; now scale
> copy_VarCoords(omega_avgd, omegascale) ; copy coordinate
> variables
>
> lev_p =
> (/3,7,14,24,37,53,70,85,100,118,140,164,193,227,266,314,369,434,510,600,697,788,867,930,970,993/)
> lev_p@units = "hPa"
> t_avgd!0 = "lev"
> t_avgd&lev = lev_p
>
> - however I specify a range of pressures (for variables (lev,lat,lon)
>
> plot = gsn_csm_pres_hgt_vector(wks,t_avgd({993:193},{5},{-60:60})\
> , u_avgd({993:193},{5},{-60:60})\
> ,omegascale({993:193},{5},{-60:60})\
> ,res)
>
> but the plot still plots at pressures outside that range, i.e. it's
> plotting from 993 to 3 (although the y axis labels are all nice and even
> i.e. 1000, 950, 900... etc.)
>
> There's obviously something I'm not specifying correctly... any ideas?
>
> Thank you!
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Mary Haley <haley@ucar.edu> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> printVarSummary(x)
>>
>> where "x" is your variable name. Does it already have coordinate
>> arrays?
>>
>> If not, look at h_lat_1.ncl on the pressure/height page. It shows how
>> to add coordinate arrays to the "psi" variable.
>> [You can ignore the vinth2p and zonal_mpsi calls on that page.]
>>
>> Note that to do this, you must have 1D arrays for the coordinate arrays
>> that you want to attach to your variable, and they
>> must be the same length as the dimension that you're attaching it to.
>>
>> If you have 2D pressure/longitude values, then this is a different
>> situation.
>>
>> --Mary
>>
>> On Nov 15, 2011, at 8:42 PM, Madeleine Patterson wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would like a bit of advice on how to create a pressure-longitude
>> plot...
>>
>> I am writing a script based on the pressure-height-vector plots given
>> at http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/Scripts/vector_5.ncl and
>> http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/Scripts/h_lat_7.ncl, but my model
>> output is already in pressure levels (no need to convert from hybrid
>> sigma-pressure levels with vinth2p() ), and I haven't output 3D pressure
>> from my simulations...
>>
>> So I am trying to figure out how to use the pressure levels that T (or
>> RH etc.) is already output at... and how exactly to use this information to
>> construct the leftmost dimension of the 'data' argument that function
>> requires? i.e.
>>
>> *data*
>>
>> The two-dimensional data to contour. The leftmost dimension must contain
>> a one-dimensional coordinate array of pressure values, and the values must
>> be in the correct units. This is determined by examining the "units"
>> attribute of the coordinate variable. Some accepted units are "hpa", "hPa",
>> "Pa", "pa", "mb", "millibars", etc. If the units attribute doesn't exist or
>> has the wrong value, an error will be issued.
>> Can it be done?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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