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[IDV #WGK-260322]: WRF cross-sections: showing terrain and freezing level

Hi Kelly.

Can you upload the file






> Full Name: Kelly Mahoney
> Email Address: address@hidden
> Organization: UCAR/NOAA
> Package Version: 2.9u1 build date:2010-09-02 19:36 UTC
> Operating System: Windows XP
> Hardware: Java: home: C:\Program Files\IDV_2.9u1\jre version: 1.6.0_20 
> j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4)
> Description of problem: Hi,
> I'm trying to do vertical cross-section plots of various hydrometeor fields 
> with the WRF model terrain shown, as well as the freezing level height. I can 
> do the hydrometeor displays no problem but can't figure out how to see the 
> terrain via the cross-section tool. The terrain height fields are 2D, but you 
> can plot them as topography in 3D...so I'm wondering if there's a way to get 
> that into a 2D vertical cross section as well?
> I'm attaching a pdf file with 3 images:
> a. just the hydromet field -- I'd like to add an outline of the model terrain 
> through this particular cross-section to it (as well as freezing level height 
> eventually)
> b. *almost* what I'm getting at, but doing it this way shows all of the 
> terrain and not just through that vertical plane...and the background of the 
> vert cross-section blocks the terrain anyway.
> c. A similar plot I made in NCL, just as an example of what I am going for  
> -- it has its own issues, which is why I'd prefer to do this in IDV.
> (Adding the freezing level is another question, and more fundamental perhaps, 
> about how to turn standard WRF output variables (i.e., perturbation pot temp, 
> etc) into actual temperature to plot the 0deg isotherm...)
> Thanks very much in advance for any help or suggestions you may have!
> Kelly Mahoney

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: WGK-260322
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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