Commit e788d578 authored by Kennedy, Joseph H's avatar Kennedy, Joseph H
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Make zwally basin numbers easier to see

The black color for the numbers blends into the background too easily
and makes the numbers hard to see. However:

* white blends into basin 1 and is the same as the icebridge transects
* yellow works well, but is the same as some of core sites, which also
  needs to contrast well

Best option I could find was blaze orange.

Fixes #16
parent cafbb94c
......@@ -20,21 +20,18 @@ from netCDF4 import Dataset
from livvkit.util import elements as EL
describe_metadata = """
Map describing the datasets used in model surface mass balance validation,
including core/firn locations, altimetry transects, and drainage basin
delineations in the Greenland Ice Sheet. Drainage basins were denoted by Zwally
et al. (2012), and their colors correspond to those used in other histograms
and scatterplots that compare modeled and observed SMB. Altimetry data (white
lines) were obtained from the IceBridge project (Lewis et al., 2017) and SMB
values along transects represent the annual average from the temporal domain of
each transect (the oldest resolvable internal reflecting horizon varies for
each airborne radar location, but can reach as far back as the early 1700s).
Core/firn estimates are colored based on their source; dark blue circles are
locations compiled by Cogley et al. (2004) and updated by Bales et al. (2009)
PARCA cores, while yellow triangles are estimates supplied by PROMICE (Machguth
et al., 2016). Core data points are sized by the length of their temporal
record, with larger points indicating annual estimates were taken from a
greater number of yearly SMB values.
Map describing the datasets used in model surface mass balance validation, including core/firn
locations, altimetry transects, and drainage basin delineations in the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Drainage basins were denoted by Zwally et al. (2012) are numbered in orange, and their colors
correspond to those used in other histograms and scatterplots that compare modeled and observed
SMB. Altimetry data (white lines) were obtained from the IceBridge project (Lewis et al., 2017)
and SMB values along transects represent the annual average from the temporal domain of each
transect (the oldest resolvable internal reflecting horizon varies for each airborne radar
location, but can reach as far back as the early 1700s). Core/firn estimates are colored based
on their source; dark blue circles are locations compiled by Cogley et al. (2004) and updated
by Bales et al. (2009) PARCA cores, while yellow triangles are estimates supplied by PROMICE
(Machguth et al., 2016). Core data points are sized by the length of their temporal record, with
larger points indicating annual estimates were taken from a greater number of yearly SMB values.
"""
......@@ -108,7 +105,7 @@ def main(args):
'8': (-55, 75),}
for lbl, loc in basin_labels.items():
xi, yi = m(loc[0], loc[1])
plt.text(xi, yi, lbl, fontsize=16, fontweight='bold', color='k')
plt.text(xi, yi, lbl, fontsize=16, fontweight='bold', color='#FF7900')
#Adding in firn/core measurement locations. Size by the number of years in the record
lat_obs = SMBdf_avg['Y'].values
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