domain

Inheritance diagram of climlab.domain.domain
class climlab.domain.domain.Atmosphere(**kwargs)[source]

Bases: climlab.domain.domain._Domain

Class for the implementation of an Atmosphere Domain.

Object attributes

Additional to the parent class _Domain the following object attribute is modified during initialization:

Variables:

domain_type (str) – is set to 'atm'

Example:

Setting up an Atmosphere Domain:

>>> import climlab
>>> atm_ax = climlab.domain.Axis(axis_type='pressure', num_points=10)
>>> atm_domain = climlab.domain.Atmosphere(axes=atm_ax)

>>> print atm_domain
climlab Domain object with domain_type=atm and shape=(10,)

>>> atm_domain.axes
{'lev': <climlab.domain.axis.Axis object at 0x7fe5b8ef8e10>}

>>> atm_domain.heat_capacity
array([ 1024489.79591837,  1024489.79591837,  1024489.79591837,
        1024489.79591837,  1024489.79591837,  1024489.79591837,
        1024489.79591837,  1024489.79591837,  1024489.79591837,
        1024489.79591837])

Methods

set_heat_capacity() Sets the heat capacity of the Atmosphere Domain.
set_heat_capacity()[source]

Sets the heat capacity of the Atmosphere Domain.

Calls the utils heat capacity function atmosphere() and gives the delta array of grid points of it’s level axis self.axes['lev'].delta as input.

Object attributes

During method execution following object attribute is modified:

Variables:heat_capacity (array) – the ocean domain’s heat capacity over the 'lev' Axis.
class climlab.domain.domain.Ocean(**kwargs)[source]

Bases: climlab.domain.domain._Domain

Class for the implementation of an Ocean Domain.

Object attributes

Additional to the parent class _Domain the following object attribute is modified during initialization:

Variables:

domain_type (str) – is set to 'ocean'

Example:

Setting up an Ocean Domain:

>>> import climlab
>>> ocean_ax = climlab.domain.Axis(axis_type='depth', num_points=5)
>>> ocean_domain = climlab.domain.Ocean(axes=ocean_ax)

>>> print ocean_domain
climlab Domain object with domain_type=ocean and shape=(5,)

>>> ocean_domain.axes
{'depth': <climlab.domain.axis.Axis object at 0x7fe5b8f102d0>}

>>> ocean_domain.heat_capacity
array([ 8362600.,  8362600.,  8362600.,  8362600.,  8362600.])

Methods

set_heat_capacity() Sets the heat capacity of the Ocean Domain.
set_heat_capacity()[source]

Sets the heat capacity of the Ocean Domain.

Calls the utils heat capacity function ocean() and gives the delta array of grid points of it’s depth axis self.axes['depth'].delta as input.

Object attributes

During method execution following object attribute is modified:

Variables:heat_capacity (array) – the ocean domain’s heat capacity over the 'depth' Axis.
class climlab.domain.domain.SlabAtmosphere(axes=<climlab.domain.axis.Axis object>, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: climlab.domain.domain.Atmosphere

A class to create a SlabAtmosphere Domain by default.

Initializes the parent Atmosphere class with a simple axis for a Slab Atmopshere created by make_slabatm_axis() which has just 1 cell in height by default.

Example:

Creating a SlabAtmosphere Domain:

>>> import climlab
>>> slab_atm_domain = climlab.domain.SlabAtmosphere()

>>> print slab_atm_domain
climlab Domain object with domain_type=atm and shape=(1,)

>>> slab_atm_domain.axes
{'lev': <climlab.domain.axis.Axis object at 0x7fe5c4281610>}

>>> slab_atm_domain.heat_capacity
array([ 10244897.95918367])

Methods

set_heat_capacity() Sets the heat capacity of the Atmosphere Domain.
class climlab.domain.domain.SlabOcean(axes=<climlab.domain.axis.Axis object>, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: climlab.domain.domain.Ocean

A class to create a SlabOcean Domain by default.

Initializes the parent Ocean class with a simple axis for a Slab Ocean created by make_slabocean_axis() which has just 1 cell in depth by default.

Example:

Creating a SlabOcean Domain:

>>> import climlab
>>> slab_ocean_domain = climlab.domain.SlabOcean()

>>> print slab_ocean_domain
climlab Domain object with domain_type=ocean and shape=(1,)

>>> slab_ocean_domain.axes
{'depth': <climlab.domain.axis.Axis object at 0x7fe5c42814d0>}

>>> slab_ocean_domain.heat_capacity
array([ 41813000.])

Methods

set_heat_capacity() Sets the heat capacity of the Ocean Domain.
class climlab.domain.domain._Domain(axes=None, **kwargs)[source]

Bases: object

Private parent class for Domains.

A Domain defines an area or spatial base for a climlab Process object. It consists of axes which are Axis objects that define the dimensions of the Domain.

In a Domain the heat capacity of grid points, bounds or cells/boxes is specified.

There are daughter classes Atmosphere and Ocean of the private _Domain class implemented which themselves have daughter classes SlabAtmosphere and SlabOcean.

Several methods are implemented that create Domains with special specifications. These are

Initialization parameters

An instance of _Domain is initialized with the following arguments:

Parameters:axes (dict or Axis) – Axis object or dictionary of Axis object where domain will be defined on.

Object attributes

Following object attributes are generated during initialization:

Variables:
  • domain_type (str) – Set to 'undefined'.
  • axes (dict) – A dictionary of the domains axes. Created by _make_axes_dict() called with input argument axes
  • numdims (int) – Number of Axis objects in self.axes dictionary.
  • ax_index (dict) –

    A dictionary of domain axes and their corresponding index in an ordered list of the axes with:

    • 'lev' or 'depth' is last
    • 'lat' is second last
  • shape (tuple) – Number of points of all domain axes. Order in tuple given by self.ax_index.
  • heat_capacity (array) – the domain’s heat capacity over axis specified in function call of set_heat_capacity()

Methods

set_heat_capacity() A dummy function to set the heat capacity of a domain.
_make_axes_dict(axes)[source]

Makes an axes dictionary.

Note

In case the input is None, the dictionary {'empty': None} is returned.

Function-call argument

Parameters:axes (dict or single instance of Axis object or None) – axes input
Raises:ValueError if input is not an instance of Axis class or a dictionary of Axis objetcs
Returns:dictionary of input axes
Return type:dict
set_heat_capacity()[source]

A dummy function to set the heat capacity of a domain.

Should be overridden by daugter classes.

climlab.domain.domain.box_model_domain(num_points=2, **kwargs)[source]

Creates a box model domain (a single abstract axis).

Parameters:

num_points (int) – number of boxes [default: 2]

Returns:

Domain with single axis of type 'abstract' and self.domain_type = 'box'

Return type:

_Domain

Example:
>>> from climlab import domain
>>> box = domain.box_model_domain(num_points=2)

>>> print box
climlab Domain object with domain_type=box and shape=(2,)
climlab.domain.domain.make_slabatm_axis(num_points=1)[source]

Convenience method to create a simple axis for a slab atmosphere.

Function-call argument

Parameters:

num_points (int) – number of points for the slabatmosphere Axis [default: 1]

Returns:

an Axis with axis_type='lev' and num_points=num_points

Return type:

Axis

Example:
>>> import climlab
>>> slab_atm_axis = climlab.domain.make_slabatm_axis()

>>> print slab_atm_axis
Axis of type lev with 1 points.

>>> slab_atm_axis.axis_type
'lev'

>>> slab_atm_axis.bounds
array([    0.,  1000.])

>>> slab_atm_axis.units
'mb'
climlab.domain.domain.make_slabocean_axis(num_points=1)[source]

Convenience method to create a simple axis for a slab ocean.

Function-call argument

Parameters:

num_points (int) – number of points for the slabocean Axis [default: 1]

Returns:

an Axis with axis_type='depth' and num_points=num_points

Return type:

Axis

Example:
>>> import climlab
>>> slab_ocean_axis = climlab.domain.make_slabocean_axis()

>>> print slab_ocean_axis
Axis of type depth with 1 points.

>>> slab_ocean_axis.axis_type
'depth'

>>> slab_ocean_axis.bounds
array([  0.,  10.])

>>> slab_ocean_axis.units
'meters'
climlab.domain.domain.single_column(num_lev=30, water_depth=1.0, lev=None, **kwargs)[source]

Creates domains for a single column of atmosphere overlying a slab of water.

Can also pass a pressure array or pressure level axis object specified in lev.

If argument lev is not None then function tries to build a level axis and num_lev is ignored.

Function-call argument

Parameters:
  • num_lev (int) – number of pressure levels (evenly spaced from surface to TOA) [default: 30]
  • water_depth (float) – depth of the ocean slab [default: 1.]
  • lev (Axis or pressure array) – specification for height axis (optional)
Raises:

ValueError if lev is given but neither Axis nor pressure array.

Returns:

a list of 2 Domain objects (slab ocean, atmosphere)

Return type:

list of SlabOcean, SlabAtmosphere

Example:
>>> from climlab import domain

>>> sfc, atm = domain.single_column(num_lev=2, water_depth=10.)

>>> print sfc
climlab Domain object with domain_type=ocean and shape=(1,)

>>> print atm
climlab Domain object with domain_type=atm and shape=(2,)
climlab.domain.domain.surface_2D(num_lat=90, num_lon=180, water_depth=10.0, lon=None, lat=None, **kwargs)[source]

Creates a 2D slab ocean Domain in latitude and longitude with uniform water depth.

Domain has a single heat capacity according to the specified water depth.

Function-call argument

Parameters:
  • num_lat (int) – number of latitude points [default: 90]
  • num_lon (int) – number of longitude points [default: 180]
  • water_depth (float) – depth of the slab ocean in meters [default: 10.]
  • lat (Axis or latitude array) – specification for latitude axis (optional)
  • lon (Axis or longitude array) – specification for longitude axis (optional)
Raises:

ValueError if lat is given but neither Axis nor latitude array.

Raises:

ValueError if lon is given but neither Axis nor longitude array.

Returns:

surface domain

Return type:

SlabOcean

Example:
>>> from climlab import domain
>>> sfc = domain.surface_2D(num_lat=36, num_lat=72)

>>> print sfc
climlab Domain object with domain_type=ocean and shape=(36, 72, 1)
climlab.domain.domain.zonal_mean_column(num_lat=90, num_lev=30, water_depth=10.0, lat=None, lev=None, **kwargs)[source]

Creates two Domains with one water cell, a latitude axis and a level/height axis.

  • SlabOcean: one water cell and a latitude axis above (similar to zonal_mean_surface())
  • Atmosphere: a latitude axis and a level/height axis (two dimensional)

Function-call argument

Parameters:
  • num_lat (int) – number of latitude points on the axis [default: 90]
  • num_lev (int) – number of pressure levels (evenly spaced from surface to TOA) [default: 30]
  • water_depth (float) – depth of the water cell (slab ocean) [default: 10.]
  • lat (Axis or latitude array) – specification for latitude axis (optional)
  • lev (Axis or pressure array) – specification for height axis (optional)
Raises:

ValueError if lat is given but neither Axis nor latitude array.

Raises:

ValueError if lev is given but neither Axis nor pressure array.

Returns:

a list of 2 Domain objects (slab ocean, atmosphere)

Return type:

list of SlabOcean, Atmosphere

Example:
>>> from climlab import domain
>>> sfc, atm = domain.zonal_mean_column(num_lat=36,num_lev=10)

>>> print sfc
climlab Domain object with domain_type=ocean and shape=(36, 1)

>>> print atm
climlab Domain object with domain_type=atm and shape=(36, 10)
climlab.domain.domain.zonal_mean_surface(num_lat=90, water_depth=10.0, lat=None, **kwargs)[source]

Creates a 1D slab ocean Domain in latitude with uniform water depth.

Domain has a single heat capacity according to the specified water depth.

Function-call argument

Parameters:
  • num_lat (int) – number of latitude points [default: 90]
  • water_depth (float) – depth of the slab ocean in meters [default: 10.]
  • lat (Axis or latitude array) – specification for latitude axis (optional)
Raises:

ValueError if lat is given but neither Axis nor latitude array.

Returns:

surface domain

Return type:

SlabOcean

Example:
>>> from climlab import domain
>>> sfc = domain.zonal_mean_surface(num_lat=36)

>>> print sfc
climlab Domain object with domain_type=ocean and shape=(36, 1)