An analysis task for plotting the zonal mean meridional heat transport (MHT) against observations.
Component and Tags:
component: ocean tags: climatology, publicObs
The following configuration options are available for this task:
[meridionalHeatTransport] ## options related to plotting meridional heat transport (MHT) # Data source to read for comparison observationData = mht_TrenberthCaron.NoAtm_20180710.nc # colormap for model results colormapName = balance # colormap indices for contour color colormapIndices = [0, 28, 57, 85, 113, 142, 170, 198, 227, 255] # colorbar levels/values for contour boundaries colorbarLevels = [-0.1, -0.05, -0.02, -0.01, -0.005, 0, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1] # contour line levels contourLevels = [-0.1, -0.01, 0.01, 0.1] # latitude and depth limits xLimGlobal = [-80, 80] depthLimGlobal = [-1000, 0] # compare to observations? compareWithObservations = True # plot the vertical section of MHT? plotVerticalSection = False # Number of points over which to compute moving average (with respect to # latitude) for MHT vertical section plots movingAveragePoints = 1
observationData allows the selection of the observational file
to compare with (available largely for debugging purposes).
By default, only a line plot of depth-integrated MHT is plotted. Optionally,
you can set
plotVerticalSection = True to produce a plot of the MHT per
unit depth as a funciton of latitude and depth. Because this type of plot is
not commonly produced in ocean models and observations are not available for
comparison, it is disabled by default.
depthLimGlobal control the bounds of the
x axis of both plots and the y axis of the vertical section plot, respectively.