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Author:  severe storm_forecaster [ Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:15 am ]
Post subject:  Sea surface temperature

Hey guys, and gals...

I am attempting to do a colorfulled sea surface temperature script, but I am not sure of two things. Those being:

1..What data source to use for plotting sst's, and,
2..Where to come up with a usable chart for making this work.

Currently, the script not only plots the contours over sea areas, but land too. So I need to obtain a transparent type of chart, since I don't have a suitable program to create one with. Can anyone assist me here with this daunting task?

Thanks,

Randy

Author:  Peter [ Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:12 pm ]
Post subject:  SST script

Randy
I use the script below for SST

#Display temperature in 1 deg steps
ERASE
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=128:160:000 GRTN=10 OVER FILL COLOR=096:192:128 GRTN=9 OVER FILL COLOR=088:185:142 GRTN=8 OVER FILL COLOR=080:175:158 GRTN=7 OVER FILL COLOR=064:160:192 GRTN=6 OVER FILL COLOR=064:140:220 GRTN=5 OVER FILL COLOR=064:128:255 GRTN=4 OVER FILL COLOR=032:110:255 GRTN=3 OVER FILL COLOR=000:096:255 GRTN=2 OVER FILL COLOR=000:079:255 GRTN=1 OVER FILL COLOR=000:064:255 GRTN=0 TSEA
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=254:086:037 GRTN=20 OVER FILL COLOR=234:110:018 GRTN=19 OVER FILL COLOR=216:136:000 GRTN=18 OVER FILL COLOR=236:148:000 GRTN=17 OVER FILL COLOR=255:160:000 GRTN=16 OVER FILL COLOR=240:160:000 GRTN=15 OVER FILL COLOR=224:160:000 GRTN=14 OVER FILL COLOR=207:175:000 GRTN=13 OVER FILL COLOR=192:192:000 GRTN=12 OVER FILL COLOR=158:175:000 GRTN=11
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=255:000:000 GRTN=30 OVER FILL COLOR=255:022:022 GRTN=29 OVER FILL COLOR=255:045:045 GRTN=28 OVER FILL COLOR=215:043:022 GRTN=27 OVER FILL COLOR=175:040:001 GRTN=26 OVER FILL COLOR=195:044:001 GRTN=25 OVER FILL COLOR=214:049:001 GRTN=24 OVER FILL COLOR=234:055:004 GRTN=23 OVER FILL COLOR=254:063:007 GRTN=22 OVER FILL COLOR=254:074:022 GRTN=21
SFCPLOTMODEL,C:\Program Files\DigitalAtmosphereWS\SST Plot model.sps
product,PLF,0,Surface Plots
analyze,CONT CINT=1 COLOR=100:100:100 DOTS TSEA
import,C:\Program Files\DigitalAtmosphereWS\Europe and NE Atlantic Topographical SST.gif


I produced a chart I call Europe and NE Atlantic Topographical SST.gif
Using a programme e.g. Paint Shop Pro it is necessary to make the sea areas transparent. Most image programmes can do that such as Adobe Paint Shop or Paint Shop Pro.

After processing the transparent image is overlaid and the SST does not show on the land masses.

Regards Peter

Author:  severe storm_forecaster [ Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SST info

Hey Pete...

I've copied your script into DAE, and will run it once I have a transparent chart made.
While I don't have Paint Shop Pro, I do have Ultimate Paint and ImageForg. I will see about
this Adobe Paint thing, and use it for this chart.

Anywho, take care and thanx again.

Randy

Author:  Peter [ Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Transparent backgrounds

OK no problem
You don't have to use Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photo Shop programmes. There are several imaging programmes that provide an option to produce a transparent background.

Any imaging programme will do so long as it can process your existing image into one having a transparent background.

After producing SST analysis the script overlays the transparent image.

In any of the imaging programme you will have to consult the 'help' file within the programme because they all work in slightly different ways. But once the image is porduced and saved, you never need to do it again.

Regards Peter

Author:  ezweather [ Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

Hi,

Would I be able to plot Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies? I want to overlay 500mb heights as well. What would be great is to pull in archive data for 500mb heights and SST Anomalies.

For now, I'll stick with current data. But if I could make this happen it will no doubt help me in long range forecasting...

Thanks...

Peter wrote:
Randy
I use the script below for SST

#Display temperature in 1 deg steps
ERASE
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=128:160:000 GRTN=10 OVER FILL COLOR=096:192:128 GRTN=9 OVER FILL COLOR=088:185:142 GRTN=8 OVER FILL COLOR=080:175:158 GRTN=7 OVER FILL COLOR=064:160:192 GRTN=6 OVER FILL COLOR=064:140:220 GRTN=5 OVER FILL COLOR=064:128:255 GRTN=4 OVER FILL COLOR=032:110:255 GRTN=3 OVER FILL COLOR=000:096:255 GRTN=2 OVER FILL COLOR=000:079:255 GRTN=1 OVER FILL COLOR=000:064:255 GRTN=0 TSEA
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=254:086:037 GRTN=20 OVER FILL COLOR=234:110:018 GRTN=19 OVER FILL COLOR=216:136:000 GRTN=18 OVER FILL COLOR=236:148:000 GRTN=17 OVER FILL COLOR=255:160:000 GRTN=16 OVER FILL COLOR=240:160:000 GRTN=15 OVER FILL COLOR=224:160:000 GRTN=14 OVER FILL COLOR=207:175:000 GRTN=13 OVER FILL COLOR=192:192:000 GRTN=12 OVER FILL COLOR=158:175:000 GRTN=11
ANALYZE,OVER FILL COLOR=255:000:000 GRTN=30 OVER FILL COLOR=255:022:022 GRTN=29 OVER FILL COLOR=255:045:045 GRTN=28 OVER FILL COLOR=215:043:022 GRTN=27 OVER FILL COLOR=175:040:001 GRTN=26 OVER FILL COLOR=195:044:001 GRTN=25 OVER FILL COLOR=214:049:001 GRTN=24 OVER FILL COLOR=234:055:004 GRTN=23 OVER FILL COLOR=254:063:007 GRTN=22 OVER FILL COLOR=254:074:022 GRTN=21
SFCPLOTMODEL,C:\Program Files\DigitalAtmosphereWS\SST Plot model.sps
product,PLF,0,Surface Plots
analyze,CONT CINT=1 COLOR=100:100:100 DOTS TSEA
import,C:\Program Files\DigitalAtmosphereWS\Europe and NE Atlantic Topographical SST.gif


I produced a chart I call Europe and NE Atlantic Topographical SST.gif
Using a programme e.g. Paint Shop Pro it is necessary to make the sea areas transparent. Most image programmes can do that such as Adobe Paint Shop or Paint Shop Pro.

After processing the transparent image is overlaid and the SST does not show on the land masses.

Regards Peter

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