Re: [gembud] Has anyone tried to plot CAPE in GDPLOT2?


AH!  So I read that whole conversation between chiswell and the student and
thought it meant we could go in and do additional calculations.  But what
you pointed out makes sense... upon re-reading it, I don't want a vertical
plot.  So I guess all of my questions are moot now!  Thanks for clearing
that up--it saved me some hair-pulling time!


On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Greg Carbin <gregory.carbin@xxxxxxxx>wrote:


I'm not clear what you mean by calculating at all your grid points. If you
have SBCAPE, then that is CAPE using a surface-based parcel, ML is usually
the first 100mb mixed-layer CAPE. gdplot2 will plot maps using an objective
analysis scheme to contour the CAPE values similar to the plots/loop in the
link given in another email. You can set TYPE=p to see the actual CAPE value
at each grid point on a map if that is what you are trying to do. The GFUNC
setting given by Chizwell was for a vertical plot such as a skew-t or
cross-section but I don't think you want to do that with gdplot2.