DKRZ NCL example rotated grid: mask data by shapefile content (selected provinces)ΒΆ

Example script:

/;
 DKRZ NCL example:
     REMO_T_CL_mask_data_by_shapefile_NAME_1.ncl

 Description:
   Read 2D-coordinates on a rotated grid and use a shapefile to mask the data
   for selected provinces of Argentina. Add the names of the provinces to the map.

 Shapefile:
   Download the shapefile from www.gadm.org

     gadm36_ARG_shp/gadm36_ARG_1.shp Argentina provinces

 Based on NCL example:
   http://ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/Scripts/shapefiles_5.ncl

 Specials:
     shapefile_utils.ncl contains functions for shapefiles and can be copied
     from http://ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/Scripts/shapefile_utils.ncl.
     The function shapefile_mask_data() is used to mask the data by a set of
     selected states of the shapefile, in this case provinces of Argentina.

 Known bug:
   For rotated grids or named coordinates of curvilinear grids the function
   shapefile_mask_data() is running into an error because the named
   coordinates let it go into the part of rectilinear grids (bug). To prevent
   running into this error you simply have to multiply the variable by 1. and
   the names of the coordinates will be stripped off. ;-)

 Author:
     meier-fleischer(at)dkrz.de

 Date:
   26.03.2016
;/

;-- load shapefile functions library file
load "shapefile_utils.ncl"

;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; procedure calcPolygonAreaAndCentroid (from http://ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/Scripts/shapefiles_5.ncl)
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
undef("calcPolygonAreaAndCentroid")
function calcPolygonAreaAndCentroid(x, y, firstVert, lastVert)
 local cY, cY, a, tmp
 begin
   cX = 0.d
   cY = 0.d
   area = 0.d

   do i=firstVert,lastVert
      if (i .eq. lastVert) then
         j = firstVert
      else
         j = i + 1
      end if

      tmp = x(i)*y(j) - x(j)*y(i)
      area = area + tmp
      cX = cX + (x(i) + x(j))*tmp
      cY = cY + (y(i) + y(j))*tmp
   end do

   area = area / 2.0
   cX = cX / (6.0 * area)
   cY = cY / (6.0 * area)

  ;-- recall that the area calculation may yield a negative result,
  ;-- depending upon CW vs. CCW ordering of the vertices
  return (/abs(area), cX, cY/)
end

;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; procedure add_state_names (based on http://ncl.ucar.edu/Applications/Scripts/shapefiles_5.ncl)
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
undef("add_state_names")
procedure add_state_names(wks,plot,shpfile,shpvar,names,size)
local namlist,segsDims,geomDims,geom_segIndex,geom_numSegs,segs_xyzIndex,segs_numPnts, \
lines,numFeatures,labels,segNum,txres
begin
  namlist = shpfile->$shpvar$
  segsDims = dimsizes(shpfile->segments)
  geomDims = dimsizes(shpfile->geometry)

  ;-- read global attributes
  geom_segIndex = shpfile@geom_segIndex
  geom_numSegs = shpfile@geom_numSegs
  segs_xyzIndex = shpfile@segs_xyzIndex
  segs_numPnts = shpfile@segs_numPnts

  lines = new(segsDims(0), graphic) ;-- array to hold polygon edges
  numFeatures = geomDims(0)
  labels = new(numFeatures, graphic) ;-- array for region labels
  segNum = 0

  ;-- text resources
  txres = True
  txres@gsTextJustification = 4 ;-- CenterCenter
  txres@txFontColor = 1
  txres@txFontHeightF = size

  do feature=0,numFeatures-1
     if(any(namlist(feature) .eq. names)) then ;-- add only the selected names to plot
       startSegment = shpfile->geometry(feature, geom_segIndex)
       numSegments = shpfile->geometry(feature, geom_numSegs)
       centroidX = 0.d
       centroidY = 0.d
       area = -1.0d

       do seg=startSegment,startSegment+numSegments-1
          startPT = shpfile->segments(seg, segs_xyzIndex)
          endPT = startPT + shpfile->segments(seg, segs_numPnts) - 1
          segNum = segNum + 1
          ;-- find center-of-mass and area of this polygon
          areaCenter = calcPolygonAreaAndCentroid(shpfile->x, shpfile->y, startPT, endPT)
          if (areaCenter(0) .gt. area) then
             area = areaCenter(0)
             centroidX = areaCenter(1)
             centroidY = areaCenter(2)
          end if
       end do

       labels(feature) = gsn_add_text(wks, plot, shpfile->$shpvar$(feature), centroidX, centroidY, txres)
     end if
  end do
end

;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; MAIN
;-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
;-- open data file and read the variable
f = addfile("boden_southamerica_0440_t.nc","r")
var = f->T_CL(0,:,:) * 1. ;-- read variable and strip off the names of the coordinates
lat = f->lat
lon = f->lon
var@lat2d = lat ;-- tell NCL to use 2D coordinates
var@lon2d = lon ;-- tell NCL to use 2D coordinates

;-- which states/provinces shouldn't be masked
state_names = (/"Buenos Aires", "Santa Cruz", "Tierra del Fuego", "Santiago del Estero", \
 "La Rioja", "Mendoza"/)

;-- shapefile name; downloaded from www.gadm.org
shpname = "gadm36_ARG_shp/gadm36_ARG_1.shp"
shpvar = "NAME_1"

shpf = addfile(shpname,"r") ;-- open the shapefile

;-- set sub-region
minlat = min(shpf->y) - 2.5
maxlat = max(shpf->y) + 1.5
minlon = min(shpf->x) - 2.5
maxlon = max(shpf->x) + 1.5

;-- graphics
wks = gsn_open_wks("png","plot_REMO_Argentina_mask_data_by_shapefile_1")

;-- create mask array
opt = True ;-- shapefile mask resources
opt@return_mask = True ;-- this forces the return of a 0s and 1s mask array
opt@debug = True ;-- show debugging information
opt@shape_var = shpvar ;-- shapefile variable
opt@shape_names = state_names ;-- what shouldn't be masked

mask_array = shapefile_mask_data(var,shpname,opt)
mask_array!0 = "y" ;-- add name coordinate lat
mask_array!1 = "x" ;-- add named coordinate lon
mask_array@lat2d = lat ;-- commit lat values
mask_array@lon2d = lon ;-- commit lon values
mask_array@coordinates = "lat lon"

;-- mask the data with the mask_array
mask_data = mask(var,mask_array,1) ;-- mask var by mask_array
mask_data!0 = "y" ;-- add name coordinate y
mask_data!1 = "x" ;-- add named coordinate x
mask_data@lat2d = lat ;-- commit lat values
mask_data@lon2d = lon ;-- commit lon values
mask_data@coordinates = "lat lon"

;-- masked contour plot
cnres = True
cnres@gsnDraw = False
cnres@gsnFrame = False

cnres@vpXF = 0.1
cnres@vpYF = 0.935
cnres@vpWidthF = 0.8
cnres@vpHeightF = 0.8

cnres@cnFillOn = True
cnres@cnFillPalette = "BlueYellowRed"

cnres@mpOutlineOn = False ;-- don't use NCL's map outlines
cnres@mpMinLatF = minlat
cnres@mpMaxLatF = maxlat
cnres@mpMinLonF = minlon
cnres@mpMaxLonF = maxlon

cnres@lbBoxMinorExtentF = 0.1 ;-- decrease the labelbar box height
cnres@pmLabelBarOrthogonalPosF = -0.03 ;-- move labelbar upward

cnres@tiMainString = "Argentina"

plot = gsn_csm_contour_map(wks,mask_data,cnres) ;-- create contour plot

;-- add shapefile polyline content
plres = True
plres@gsLineColor = "black"
pid = gsn_add_shapefile_polylines(wks,plot,shpname,plres)

;-- add the names of the selected states/provinces to plot
size = 0.012 ;-- font size
add_state_names(wks,plot,shpf,shpvar,state_names,size) ;-- add selected state/provinces

;-- draw the plot and advance the frame
draw(plot)
frame(wks)

Result:

../../../../../../_images/plot_REMO_Argentina_mask_data_by_shapefile_1_w400.png