ncl_wmap_params man page

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

Info

January 1995 UNIX NCAR GRAPHICS