DKRZ PyNGL station locations (scatter)ΒΆ

Example script:

#
#  File:
#    scatter_3.py
#
#  Synopsis:
#    Shows how to create a scatter plot over a map.
#
#  Category:
#    map plots
#    polymarkers
#
#  Based on NCL example:
#    scatter_3.ncl
#
#  Author:
#    Karin Meier-Fleischer
#
#  Date of initial publication:
#    November, 2018
#
#  Description:
#    This example shows how to create a scatter plot over a map.
#
#  Effects illustrated:
#    o  Drawing a scatter plot over a map
#    o  Drawing markers on a map
#    o  Attaching markers to a map
#    o  Changing the marker color and size in a map plot
#    o  Drawing markers on a map indicating the locations of station data
#
#  Output:
#     A single visualization is produced.
#
'''
  PyNGL Example:     scatter_3.py

  -  Drawing a scatter plot over a map
  -  Drawing markers on a map
  -  Attaching markers to a map
  -  Changing the marker color and size in a map plot
  -  Drawing markers on a map indicating the locations of station data

'''
from __future__ import print_function
import numpy as np
import Ngl,Nio

#-----------------------------------------------------------------------
#-- Function: main
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------
def main():

    #-- open file
    fname = "95031800_sao.cdf"
    diri  =  Ngl.pynglpath("data") + "/cdf/"

    #-- open file and read variables
    a   =  Nio.open_file(diri + fname,"r")          #-- open data file
    lon =  a.variables["lon"][:]                    #-- get whole "lon" variable
    lat =  a.variables["lat"][:]                    #-- get whole "lat" variable

    #-- open graphics output
    wks = Ngl.open_wks("png","plot_scatter_3")

    res                 =  Ngl.Resources()
    res.nglFrame        =  False                    #-- don't advance the frame
    res.nglMaximize     =  True                     #-- maximize plot

    res.tiMainString    = "Locations of stations"   #-- add title

    res.mpLimitMode     = "LatLon"
    res.mpMinLatF       =  lat.min()
    res.mpMaxLatF       =  lat.max()
    res.mpMinLonF       =  lon.min()
    res.mpMaxLonF       =  lon.max()

    #-- first plot
    map = Ngl.map(wks,res)                          #-- create the map plot, don't draw

    mkres               = Ngl.Resources()
    mkres.gsMarkerIndex = 2
    mkres.gsMarkerColor = "Brown"

    Ngl.polymarker(wks,map,lon,lat,mkres)

    Ngl.frame(wks)

    #-- second plot
    res.mpMinLatF       =   22.
    res.mpMaxLatF       =   60.
    res.mpMinLonF       = -125.
    res.mpMaxLonF       =  -65.

    map = Ngl.map(wks,res)                          #-- create the map plot, don't draw

    #-- Now attach the markers to the plot and notice that you don't
    #-- see them until you draw the plot.
    #-- If you resize the plot, the markers will be resized accordingly.
    mkres.gsMarkerColor = "Blue"
    mkres.gsMarkerSizeF =  15.                      #-- increase marker sizes

    dum = Ngl.add_polymarker(wks,map,lon,lat,mkres)

    #-- draw map and advance the frame
    Ngl.draw(map)
    Ngl.frame(wks)

    Ngl.end()

#-- call  main function
if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()

Result:

PyNGL scatter 3.1 w400

PyNGL scatter 3.2 w400