grdvector - Plot vector fields from grdfiles


       grdvector  compx.grd  compy.grd  -Jparameters  [  -A ] [ -Btickinfo ] [
       -Ccptfile ] [ -E ] [ -Gfill] [ -Ix_inc[m|c][/y_inc[m|c]] ] [ -K ] [  -N
       ]  [  -O  ]  [  -P  ] [ -Qparameters ] [ -Rwest/east/south/north[r] ] [
       -S[l]scale ] [ -T ] [ -U[/dx/dy/][label] ] [ -V ] [  -Wcontourpen  ]  [
       -Xx-shift ] [ -Yy-shift ] [ -Z ] [ -ccopies ]


       grdvector  reads  two  2-D gridded files which represents the x- and y-
       components of a vector field and produces a vector field plot by  draw-
       ing vectors with orientation and length according to the information in
       the files. Alternatively, polar coordinate components may be  used  (r,
       theta).   grdvector  is  basically  a  short-hand  for using 2 calls to
       grd2xyz and pasting the output through psxy -SV.

              Contains the x-component of the vector field.

              Contains the y-component of the vector field.

       -J     Selects the map projection. Scale is  UNIT/degree,  1:xxxxx,  or
              width  in  UNIT  (upper case modifier).  UNIT is cm, inch, or m,
              depending on the MEASURE_UNIT setting in .gmtdefaults4, but this
              can be overridden on the command line by appending c, i, or m to
              the scale/width value.  For map height, max  dimension,  or  min
              dimension, append h, +, or - to the width, respectively.


              -Jclon0/lat0/scale (Cassini)
              -Jjlon0/scale (Miller)
              -Jmscale (Mercator - Greenwich and Equator as origin)
              -Jmlon0/lat0/scale (Mercator - Give meridian and standard paral-
              -Joalon0/lat0/azimuth/scale  (Oblique  Mercator  -   point   and
              -Joblon0/lat0/lon1/lat1/scale (Oblique Mercator - two points)
              -Joclon0/lat0/lonp/latp/scale  (Oblique  Mercator  -  point  and
              -Jqlon0/scale (Equidistant Cylindrical  Projection  (Plate  Car-
              -Jtlon0/scale (TM - Transverse Mercator, with Equator as y = 0)
              -Jtlon0/lat0/scale (TM - Transverse Mercator, set origin)
              -Juzone/scale (UTM - Universal Transverse Mercator)
              -Jylon0/lats/scale (Basic Cylindrical Projection)


              -Jalon0/lat0/scale (Lambert).
              -Jelon0/lat0/scale (Equidistant).
              -Jflon0/lat0/horizon/scale (Gnomonic).
              -Jglon0/lat0/scale (Orthographic).
              -Jslon0/lat0/[slat/]scale (General Stereographic)

              CONIC PROJECTIONS:

              -Jblon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Albers)
              -Jdlon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Equidistant)
              -Jllon0/lat0/lat1/lat2/scale (Lambert)


              -Jhlon0/scale (Hammer)
              -Jilon0/scale (Sinusoidal)
              -Jk[f|s]lon0/scale (Eckert IV (f) and VI (s))
              -Jnlon0/scale (Robinson)
              -Jrlon0/scale (Winkel Tripel)
              -Jvlon0/scale (Van der Grinten)
              -Jwlon0/scale (Mollweide)


              -Jp[a]scale[/origin]  (polar  (theta,r)  coordinates, optional a
              for azimuths and offset theta [0])
              -Jxx-scale[l|ppow][/y-scale[l|ppow]][d] (Linear, log, and  power
              More details can be found in the psbasemap man pages.


       No space between the option flag and the associated arguments.

       -A     Means  grdfiles  have  polar  (r,  theta)  components instead of
              Cartesian (x, y).

       -B     Sets map boundary annotation and  tickmark  intervals;  see  the
              psbasemap man page for all the details.

       -C     Use cptfile to assign colors based on vector length.

       -E     Center vectors on grid nodes [Default draws from grid node].

       -G     Sets  color  or shade for vector interiors [Default is no fill].
              Specify the shade (0-255) or color (r/g/b, each in 0-255, h/s/v,
              with  h in 0-360, s, and v in 0-1, and set COLOR_MODEL = hsv, or
              c/m/y/k, each in 0-100 %).  Alternatively,  specify  -Gpdpi/pat-
              tern,  where  pattern  gives  the number of the built-in pattern
              (1-90) or the name of a Sun 1-, 8-, or 24-bit raster  file.  The
              dpi sets the resolution of the image. For 1-bit rasters: use -GP
              for inverse video, or append :Fr/g/b[B[r/g/b]] to specify  fore-
              and background colors (use r/g/b = - for transparency).  See GMT
              Cookbook & Technical Reference Appendix  E  for  information  on
              individual patterns.

       -I     Only  plot  vectors  at  nodes every x_inc, y_inc apart (must be
              multiples of original grid spacing). Append m for minutes  or  c
              for seconds. [Default plots every node].

       -K     More  PostScript code will be appended later [Default terminates
              the plot system].

       -N     Do NOT clip vectors at map boundaries [Default will clip].

       -O     Selects Overlay plot mode [Default initializes a new  plot  sys-

       -P     Selects  Portrait  plotting  mode [GMT Default is Landscape, see
              gmtdefaults to change this].

       -Q     Select vector plot [Default is stick-plot]. Optionally,  specify
              parameters which are arrowwidth/headlength/headwidth [Default is
              0.075c/0.3c/0.25c (or  0.03i/0.12i/0.1i)].  Append  nsize  which
              will  cause  vectors  shorter than size to have their appearance
              scaled by length/size.

       -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).  Specify  a  subset  of  the

       -S     Sets scale for vector length in data units per distance measure-
              ment unit [1]. Append c, i, m, p  to  indicate  the  measurement
              unit  (cm, inch, m, point). Prepend l to indicate a fixed length
              for all vectors.

       -T     Means azimuth  should  be  converted  to  angles  based  on  the
              selected map projection.

       -U     Draw  Unix System time stamp on plot. User may specify where the
              lower left corner of the stamp should fall on the page  relative
              to  lower  left corner of plot. Optionally, append a label, or c
              (which will  plot  the  command  string.).  The  GMT  parameters
              UNIX_TIME  and  UNIX_TIME_POS can affect the appearance; see the
              gmtdefaults man page for details.

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

       -W     Set pen attributes used for vector outlines [Default: width = 1,
              color = 0/0/0, texture = solid].

       -X -Y  Shift origin of plot by (x-shift,y-shift).  Prepend a for  abso-
              lute  coordinates; the default (r) will reset plot origin.  Give
              c to center plot using current page size.

       -Z     Means the angles provided are  azimuths  rather  than  direction
              (requires -A).

       -c     Specifies the number of plot copies. [Default is 1].


       To  draw  the  vector field given by the files r.grd and theta.grd on a
       linear plot with scale 5 cm per data unit,  using  vector  rather  than
       stick  plot, and scale vector magnitudes so that 10 units equal 1 inch,

       grdvector r.grd theta.grd -Jx5c -A -Q -S10i >


       gmt(l), grdcontour(l), psxy(l)

GMT4.0                            1 Oct 2004                      GRDVECTOR(l)

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