simple problem, but can't figure out, please help

Kristopher Karnauskas kris at ESSIC.UMD.EDU
Wed Aug 1 15:28:39 EDT 2007

Dear Jeff,

You can do this simply by restricting the values to be contoured to
something outside of the range of the data.  For example, if you open a
surface air temperature dataset (in degrees C), and type:
set clevs 200
d temp should get a blank map.

Hope that helps,


> Grads users,
> Im trying to create a plot of just my background map in order to show
> the areal extent of
> my domain.  The only time I know how to draw a map, however, is when I
> do a "d variable".
>  Im sure it is just a one line command that I need to use, but I am
> not sure how to do
> this.
> Please advise.  Thanks in advance,
> Jeff

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