[Pycama] Use explicit fill colour for missing values in L3 plots
The values of the CF=0 are plotted white instead of blue. In the plot below, for example the area in the North of Africa is shown with white color instead of Dark Blue. DLR checked the original L2 NetCDF4 files and they are fine.
The plotting routine seems also to show artifacts in the FRESCO product for those pixels where CF=0
#2 Updated by Maarten Sneep over 3 years ago
- Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
- Status changed from New to Feedback
This is not a bug, this is a feature. If any of the parameters has a fill value for a pixel, this pixel will be removed from all parameters. This is done to ensure that correlation coefficients are correct (these must be taken over the same dataset for all parameters). Since the cloud albedo, cloud pressure are set to fill values for pixels with cloud fraction identical to 0, these are filtered out.
#3 Updated by Maarten Sneep over 3 years ago
#5 Updated by Ronny Lutz over 3 years ago
I think what is a bit confusing here is that due to the white map background a fill value appears "white". Therefore in the plots for the CF both the fill values but also the CF=1 cases appear white.
An unexperienced user may have the difficulty to distinguish if a pixel is white because it has CF=1 or if it is white because the pixel has CF=0 and is consequently filtered out because there was no ROCINN retrieval triggered.
#7 Updated by Maarten Sneep over 3 years ago
- Subject changed from [Pycama] wrong visualization of the cloud fraction of the CLOUD_ product to [Pycama] Use explicit fill colour for missing values in L3 plots
- Status changed from Feedback to New
- Target version set to PyCAMA 0.9.0
Use an explicit fill colour for areas where no data is available (such as cloud-free areas in the example here).
#8 Updated by Maarten Sneep over 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
Missing data will now be plotted in a different colour (grey). With the colour tables that are used this should stand out as missing data. (dark grey is used for values higher than the range of the plot, light grey for values lower than the range, and middle grey for bad of missing values). The first two were already in place, and that is what you saw in the FRESCO plot.
#9 Updated by Maarten Sneep over 3 years ago
Here is the same day plotted with the updated code.