[gradsusr] New meteogram with 0.25-degree GFS data

Vadlamani Kumar - NOAA Affiliate vadlamani.kumar at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 20 11:24:28 EST 2015


I would appreciate if you can send the script so that I can test it for
some specific locations of (our) interest.

Many thanks.


On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Jennifer Adams <jma at cola.iges.org> wrote:

> Dear Users,
> I am working on transitioning my wxmaps.org scripts to use the
> 0.25-degree GFS output. The first script to test was the meteogram, below
> is a sample based on today’s 12Z forecast. I thought I would share it here
> and see if any of you want to give me some feedback while it is sitting on
> the top of my to-do list. I don’t modify these scripts all that often, so
> now is the time to express yourself, if you have an opinion.
> The 3-hourly output goes out to hour 240, so now it’s a 10-day meteogram.
> That forced me to draw it in an 11x11 page to keep it readable. The image
> size will be bigger, too. The increased vertical resolution makes the top
> panel a bit crowded, even though I expanded its vertical real estate by
> merging the SLP and 1000-500mb thickness panels. I know the cloud cover
> variables are not of great interest, but please don’t vote to have them
> removed, I really like the way it appears that the bars in the precip panel
> are falling out of the clouds. For comparison, here is the link to the
> 0.5-degree meteogram: http://wxmaps.org/pix2/dcagfs.png.
> If you are kind and helpful, I will package up the new script with a
> wrapper to get the needed data from our GDS to make it easier to draw a
> high-res meteogram for any location.
> —Jennifer
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*Vadlamani B. Kumar, Ph.D.*
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