grdlandmask - Create "wet-dry" mask grdfile from shoreline data base.


       grdlandmask           -Gmask_grd_file]          -Ixinc[m|c][/yinc[m|c]]
       -Rwest/east/south/north[r]  [  -Amin_area[/min_level/max_level]   ]   [
       -Dresolution ] [ -F ] [ -Nmaskvalues[o] ] [ -V ]


       grdlandmask  reads the selected shoreline database and uses that infor-
       mation to decide which nodes in the specified grid  are  over  land  or
       over  water. The nodes defined by the selected region and lattice spac-
       ing will be set according to one of two criteria: (1) land vs water, or
       (2) the more detailed (hierarchical) ocean vs land vs lake vs island vs
       pond. The resulting mask grdfile may be used in  subsequent  operations
       involving grdmath to mask out data from land [or water] areas.

       -G     Name of resulting output mask grd file.

       -I     x_inc  [and  optionally  y_inc] is the grid spacing. Append m to
              indicate minutes or c to indicate seconds.

       -R     xmin, xmax, ymin, and ymax specify the Region of  interest.  For
              geographic  regions,  these  limits  correspond  to  west, east,
              south, and north and you may specify them in decimal degrees  or
              in  [+-]dd:mm[][W|E|S|N]  format.  Append r if lower left
              and upper right map coordinates are given instead of  wesn.  The
              two  shorthands  -Rg  -Rd  stand  for  global  domain  (0/360 or
              -180/+180 in longitude respectively, with -90/+90 in  latitude).
              For  calendar time coordinates you may either give relative time
              (relative  to  the  selected  TIME_EPOCH  and  in  the  selected
              TIME_UNIT;  append  t  to  -JX|x),  or absolute time of the form
              [date]T[clock] (append T to -JX|x). At least  one  of  date  and
              clock must be present; the T is always required. The date string
              must be of the form [-]yyyy[-mm[-dd]]  (Gregorian  calendar)  or
              yyyy[-Www[-d]]  (ISO week calendar), while the clock string must
              be of the form hh:mm:ss[.xxx]. The use of delimiters  and  their
              type  and  positions must be as indicated (however, input/output
              and plotting formats are flexible).


       -A     Features with an area smaller than min_area in km^2 or of  hier-
              archical  level  that  is  lower  than  min_level or higher than
              max_level will be ignored [Default is 0/4 (all  features)].  See
              DATABASE  INFORMATION in the pscoast man-pages for more details.

       -D     Selects the resolution of the data set to use  ((f)ull,  (h)igh,
              (i)ntermediate,  (l)ow, or (c)rude). The resolution drops off by
              ~80% between data sets. [Default is l]. Note  that  because  the
              coastlines  differ  in  details  a node in a mask file using one
              resolution is not guaranteed to remain inside [or outside]  when
              a different resolution is selected.

       -F     Force pixel registration. [Default is grid registration].

       -N     Sets  the  values  that will be assigned to nodes. Values can be
              any number, including the textstring NaN. Append o to let  nodes
              exactly  on feature boundaries be considered outside [Default is
              inside].  Specify this information using 1 of 2 formats:
              [Default is 0/1/0/1/0 (i.e., 0/1)].

       -V     Selects verbose mode, which will send progress reports to stderr
              [Default runs "silently"].


       To  set  all nodes on land to NaN, and nodes over water to 1, using the
       high resolution data set, do

       grdlandmask -R-60/-40/-40/-30 -Dh -I5m -N1/NaN -Gland_mask.grd -V

       To make a 1x1 degree global grid with the hierarchical  levels  of  the
       nodes based on the low resolution data:

       grdlandmask -R0/360/-90/90 -Dl -I1 -N0/1/2/3/4 -Glevels.grd -V


       gmt(l), grdmath(l), grdclip(l), psmask(l), psclip(l), pscoast(l)

GMT4.0                            1 Oct 2004                    GRDLANDMASK(l)

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