# Re: Contours on a Gaussian grid

```On Sep 5,  1:22pm, beland@cerca.umontreal.ca wrote:
> Subject: Contours on a Gaussian grid
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to do a contour or shade plot of data that is on a Gaussian
> grid.  This grid has the latitude circles that are not exactly equally
> spaced.  How can I specify to ferret each latitude on the grid ?  I see
> two methods to accomplish this, although I do not know if ferret is made
> to do them:
>
> 1- contour the data as if it was regularly spaced but draw the axis tics
> and labels unequally spaced;
>
> 2- stretch the plot so that I can have a regular latitude axis, maybe by
> regridding.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
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>-- End of excerpt from beland@cerca.umontreal.ca

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Hi Michel,

I assume that your data is in an ASCII file.

What I don't know from your message is whether you have the latitude locations
in that file or whether you know them analytically, or whatever ...

If I'm understanding the problem correctly, the solution will be is to make
sure that the grid upon which your variable is defined has the correct
(unequally spaced) Y axis by using "DEFINE AXIS/FROM_DATA ...".

Lets start at the solution at the point that you have the latitude locations
(by whatever means) in a Ferret variable called "lats". Then simply use:

-------

DEFINE AXIS/X=lo:hi:delta xlongs
DEFINE AXIS/Y/FROM_DATA/NAME=ylats lats	  ! using the values of "lats"
DEFINE GRID/X=xlongs/Y=ylats gg
FILE/var=myvar/grid=gg mydata.dat
SET VARIABLE/TITLE="my title"/UNITS="some units" myvar

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Happy Ferreting - steve

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