An analysis task for comparison of global maps of sea surface height (SSH) with zero mean against observations. The mean has been subtracted because the initial sea level is somewhat arbitrary and will lead to a systematic offset when compared with the observations.
Component and Tags:
component: ocean tags: climatology, horizontalMap, ssh, publicObs
The following configuration options are available for this task:
[climatologyMapSSH] ## options related to plotting horizontally remapped climatologies of ## sea surface height (SSH) against reference model results and observations # colormap for model/observations colormapNameResult = Maximenko # color indices into colormapName for filled contours colormapIndicesResult = numpy.array(numpy.linspace(0, 255, 38), int) # colormap levels/values for contour boundaries colorbarLevelsResult = numpy.arange(-240., 130., 10.) # colormap levels/values for ticks (defaults to same as levels) colorbarTicksResult = numpy.arange(-240., 160., 40.) # contour line levels contourLevelsResult = numpy.arange(-240., 130., 10.) # contour line thickness contourThicknessResult = 0.25 # contour color contourColorResult = 0.25 # colormap for differences colormapNameDifference = balance # color indices into colormapName for filled contours colormapIndicesDifference = [0, 23, 46, 70, 93, 116, 128, 128, 139, 162, 185, 209, 232, 255] # colormap levels/values for contour boundaries colorbarLevelsDifference = [-100., -80., -60., -40., -20., -10., 0., 10., 20., 40., 60., 80., 100.] # Months or seasons to plot (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, # Nov, Dec, JFM, AMJ, JAS, OND, ANN) seasons = ['JFM', 'JAS', 'ANN'] # comparison grid(s) ('latlon', 'antarctic') on which to plot analysis comparisonGrids = ['latlon']
The color map and contours for these plots were inspired by Fig. 1 from Maximenko et al. (2009)