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Wmap_params — This document briefly describes all the internal parameters of Wmap.

Description

The following shows all of the internal parameters that affect the behavior of Wmap. Each entry includes the name of a parameter, its Fortran type, its default value, and a short description of the parameter.

´ALO´   -   Integer   -    0

A Flag to indicate whether a weather front is at the surface  or aloft. ALO=0 is surface; ALO=1 is aloft.

´AOC´   -   Integer   -   -1

Color index for the outlines of arrows (outlines drawn  only if AOC is non-negative).

´ARC´   -   Real   -   0.

Length of current weather front line (retrieval only).

´ARD´   -   Real   -   0.

Direction of arrows, expressed in degrees.

´ARL´   -   Real   -   1.

Scale factor for the length of an arrow's tail, independent  of the arrow's size.

´ARS´   -   Real   -   0.035

Size of arrows, expressed as a fraction of the maximum  screen height.

´ASC´   -   Integer   -   -1

Color index for the shadows of arrows (shadows are  drawn only if ASC is non-negative).

´AWC´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the interior of arrows.

´BEG´   -   Real   -   0.015

Space, expressed in world coordinates, to leave along a  front line before the first symbol is drawn.

´BET´   -   Real   -   0.045

Space, expressed in world coordinates, to leave along a  front line before the first symbol is drawn.

´CBC´   -   Integer   -   1

The color index to be used for backgrounds of city and  daily high/low labels.

´CC1´   -   Integer   -   2

Color index for the interior of a cloud symbol.

´CC2´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the outline of the cloud symbol.

´CC3´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the shadow of the cloud symbol.

´CFC´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index to use for cold front symbols.

´CHT´   -   Real   -   0.0105

Height of characters, expressed as a fraction of the maximum  screen width, of the city labels and daily high/low  temperatures.

´CMG´   -   Real   -   0.002

Size, expressed as a fraction of the maximum screen  height, of the margins used for the city labels.

´COL´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index to use for all objects that require only a single color setting.

´CS1´   -   Real   -   N/A

Slope of the left edge of a front line as calculated internally as  measured in degrees from the X-axis (used when  SLF=0,2, or 3). This parameter is for retrieval only.

´CS2´   -   Real   -   N/A

Slope of the right edge of a front line as calculated internally  as measured in degrees from the X-axis (used when  SLF=0,1, or 3). This parameter is for retrieval only.

´DBC´   -   Integer   -   0

The color index to be used for the background shadow  for the dots marking the city locations.

´DTC´   -   Integer   -   1

The color index to use for the dots marking the city locations.

´DTS´   -   Real   -   0.006

Size, expressed as a fraction of the maximum screen  height, of the dots used to mark cities.

´DWD´   -   Real   -   2.0

Line widths for front lines that do not have symbols  along them (like tropical fronts and convergence lines).

´END´   -   Real   -   0.015

Space, expressed in world coordinates, to leave along a  front line after the last symbol has been drawn.

´FRO´   -   Character   -   'WARM'

Front type (one of `WARM', `COLD', `OCCLUDED',  `STATIONARY', `SQUALL', `TROPICAL', or `CONVERGENCE').

´HIB´   -   Integer   -   0

Background color index for the "H" drawn for the high  pressure symbols.

´HIC´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index of the circumscribed circle for the "H"  drawn for the high pressure symbols.

´HIF´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the "H" drawn for the high pressure  symbols.

´HIS´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the shadow of the high pressure symbols

´LC1´   -   Integer   -   2

Color index for the interior of the lightening bolt symbol

´LC2´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the outline of the lightening bolt symbol.

´LC3´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the shadow of the lightening bolt symbol

´LIN´   -   Real   -   8.

Line widths, expressed as a fraction of the maximum  screen width, for fronts having symbols along them.

´LOB´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the background of the "L" drawn for the  low pressure symbols.

´LOF´   -   Integer   -   0

Color index for the "L" drawn for the low pressure symbols.

´LOS´   -   Integer   -   0

Color index for the shadow of the low pressure symbols.

´LWD´   -   Real   -   0.00275

Line width used when parameter WTY=1 (see below)

´MXS´   -   Integer   -   300

Maximum number of symbols allowed along a weather  front line.

´NBZ´   -   Integer   -   51

The number of points to use in the Bezier curves for the  symbols along the warm fronts.

´NMS´   -   Integer   -   internally calculated

Specifies precisely the number of symbols to appear  along a weather front line (if this parameter has not been  set by the user, then it is calculated internally).

´PAI´   -   Integer   -   1

Current parameter array index used in specifying internal  parameters that are arrays.

´RBS´   -   Integer   -   -1

The color index to use for the background of the regional  temperature labels (plotted only if RBS is non-negative).

´RC1´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the outline of the boxes drawn for the  regional weather labels.

´RC2´   -   Integer   -   0

Color index for the backgrounds of the boxes used for  the regional weather labels.

´RC3´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the shadow color of the boxes used for  the regional weather labels.

´RC4´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the text string used for regional weather  labels.

´RC5´   -   Integer   -   1

Color for the outlines of the characters in the text strings  used for regional weather labels (plotted only if RC5 is  non-negative).

´REV´   -   Integer   -   N/A

Reverses the current setting for the direction symbols  will be drawn along front lines.

´RFC´   -   Integer   -   1

The color index to be used for the foreground of regional  temperature labels and cities.

´RHT´   -   Real   -   0.008

Height, expressed as a fraction of the maximum screen  width, of the characters used for the regional weather  patterns (like rain, snow, etc.).

´RLS´   -   Integer   -   1

The color index to use for shadows of regional temperature labels.

´RMG´   -   Real   -   0.001

Size, expressed as a fraction of the maximum screen  height, of the margins of the regional temperature labels.

´ROS´   -   Integer   -   -1

The color index to use for the outlines of the regional  temperature labels (plotted only if ROS is non-negative).

´SC1´   -   Integer   -   2

Color index to be used for the center of the sun symbol.

´SC2´   -   Integer   -   3

Color index for the points of the sun symbol.

´SC3´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the outline of the sun symbol.

´SC4´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index for the shadow of the sun symbol.

´SHT´   -   Real   -   0.02

Height of symbols, expressed as a fraction of the maximum  screen width, for all the special symbols.

´SL1´   -   Real   -   0.0

The slope of the beginning of a front line measured in  degrees from the X-axis. This parameter is used in conjunction with the parameter SLF.

´SL2´   -   Real   -   0.0

The slope of the end of a front line measured in degrees  from the X-axis. This parameter is used in conjunction  with the parameter SLF.

´SLF´   -   Integer   -   3

Flag for indicating how the slopes at the end of a front  line should be handled (0=use SL1 & SL2; 1=use SL1  only; 2=use SL2 only; 3=use neither SL1 or SL2). When  either SL1 or SL2 is not used, it is calculated internally.

´STY´   -   Integer Array   -   all 2s

An array for precisely specifying whether a warm front  or cold front symbol is to be drawn at the specified position along  a front line (1=cold; 2=warm). Use the internal parameter  PAI for defining this array.

´SWI´   -   Real   -   0.0325

Width of a symbol along a weather front, expressed as a  fraction of the maximum screen width.

´T1C´   -   Integer   -   1

One color to use for the alternating colors of the dashes  in the tropical fronts.

´T2C´   -   Integer   -   1

A second color to use for the alternating colors of the  dashes in the tropical fronts.

´THT´   -   Real   -   0.0165

Height of characters, expressed as a fraction of the maximum  screen width, for the regional temperature labels.

´UNT´   -   Integer   -   0

Flags whether imperial units (the default) or metric units are used.

´VVC´   -   Integer   -   0

Flags whether the raw SYNOP codes are plotted for surface visibility (default is not to).

´WBA´   -   Real   -   62.

Angle (in degrees) that the wind barb ticks make with the  wind barb shafts.

´WBC´   -   Real   -   0.3

Diameter of sky cover circle at base of wind barb,  expressed as a fraction of the shaft length.

´WBD´   -   Real   -   0.1

Spacing between tick marks along a wind barb expressed  as a fraction of the wind barb shaft length.

´WBF´   -   Integer   -   0

Flag indicating whether the base of a wind barb should  be drawn to allow for the sky cover circle at its base  (WBF=1 means yes; WBF=0 means no).

´WBL´   -   Real   -   0.17

Size of the text labels in the station model display,  expressed as a fraction of the shaft length.

´WBR´   -   Real   -   0.25

Radius of the larger circle drawn for calm, as a fraction  of the wind barb shaft length.

´WBS´   -   Real   -   0.035

The size, expressed as a fraction of the maximum screen  height, of a wind barb shaft.

´WBT´   -   Real   -   0.33

Length of wind barb full tic as a fraction of its shaft  length.

´WFC´   -   Integer   -   1

Color index to use for warm front symbols.

´WHT´   -   Real   -   0.014

Height of characters, expressed as a fraction of the maximum  screen width, of the characters used for regional  weather labels (plotted with WMLABW or c_wmlabw).

´WTY´   -   Integer   -   0

Flag indicating whether linewidths are to be implemented via  GKS (WTY=0), or simulated internally (WTY=1).

See Also

Online: wmap_params, wmbarb,  wmdflt,  wmdrft,  wmdrrg,  wmgetc,  wmgeti,  wmgetr,  wmlabc,  wmlabs, wmlabt,  wmlabw, wmlgnd,  wmsetc,  wmseti,  wmsetr,  wmstnm, ncarg_cbind.

Hardcopy: WMAP - A Package for Producing Daily Weather Maps and Plotting Station Model Data

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January 1995 UNIX NCAR GRAPHICS