Source code for pygmt.datasets.earth_relief

Function to download the Earth relief datasets from the GMT data server, and
load as :class:`xarray.DataArray`.

The grids are available in various resolutions.
import xarray as xr
from pygmt.exceptions import GMTInvalidInput
from pygmt.helpers import kwargs_to_strings
from pygmt.src import grdcut, which

[docs]@kwargs_to_strings(region="sequence") def load_earth_relief(resolution="01d", region=None, registration=None): r""" Load Earth relief grids (topography and bathymetry) in various resolutions. The grids are downloaded to a user data directory (usually ``~/.gmt/server/earth/earth_relief/``) the first time you invoke this function. Afterwards, it will load the grid from the data directory. So you'll need an internet connection the first time around. These grids can also be accessed by passing in the file name **@earth_relief**\_\ *res*\[_\ *reg*] to any grid plotting/processing function. *res* is the grid resolution (see below), and *reg* is grid registration type (**p** for pixel registration or *g* for gridline registration). Refer to :gmt-docs:`datasets/remote-data.html` for more details. Parameters ---------- resolution : str The grid resolution. The suffix ``d``, ``m`` and ``s`` stand for arc-degree, arc-minute and arc-second. It can be ``'01d'``, ``'30m'``, ``'20m'``, ``'15m'``, ``'10m'``, ``'06m'``, ``'05m'``, ``'04m'``, ``'03m'``, ``'02m'``, ``'01m'``, ``'30s'``, ``'15s'``, ``'03s'``, or ``'01s'``. region : str or list The subregion of the grid to load. Required for Earth relief grids with resolutions higher than 5 arc-minute (i.e., ``05m``). registration : str Grid registration type. Either ``pixel`` for pixel registration or ``gridline`` for gridline registration. Default is ``None``, where a pixel-registered grid is returned unless only the gridline-registered grid is available. Returns ------- grid : :class:`xarray.DataArray` The Earth relief grid. Coordinates are latitude and longitude in degrees. Relief is in meters. Notes ----- The :class:`xarray.DataArray` grid doesn't support slice operation, for Earth relief data with resolutions higher than "05m", which are stored as smaller tiles. Examples -------- >>> # load the default grid (pixel-registered 01d grid) >>> grid = load_earth_relief() >>> # load the 30m grid with "gridline" registration >>> grid = load_earth_relief("30m", registration="gridline") >>> # load high-resolution grid for a specific region >>> grid = load_earth_relief( ... "05m", region=[120, 160, 30, 60], registration="gridline" ... ) """ # earth relief data stored as single grids for low resolutions non_tiled_resolutions = ["01d", "30m", "20m", "15m", "10m", "06m"] # earth relief data stored as tiles for high resolutions tiled_resolutions = ["05m", "04m", "03m", "02m", "01m", "30s", "15s", "03s", "01s"] if registration in ("pixel", "gridline", None): # If None, let GMT decide on Pixel/Gridline type reg = f"_{registration[0]}" if registration else "" else: raise GMTInvalidInput( f"Invalid grid registration: {registration}, should be either " "'pixel', 'gridline' or None. Default is None, where a " "pixel-registered grid is returned unless only the " "gridline-registered grid is available." ) if resolution not in non_tiled_resolutions + tiled_resolutions: raise GMTInvalidInput(f"Invalid Earth relief resolution '{resolution}'.") # different ways to load tiled and non-tiled earth relief data # Known issue: tiled grids don't support slice operation # See if region is None: if resolution in non_tiled_resolutions: fname = which(f"@earth_relief_{resolution}{reg}", download="a") with xr.open_dataarray(fname) as dataarray: grid = dataarray.load() _ = grid.gmt # load GMTDataArray accessor information else: raise GMTInvalidInput( f"'region' is required for Earth relief resolution '{resolution}'." ) else: grid = grdcut(f"@earth_relief_{resolution}{reg}", region=region) # Add some metadata to the grid = "elevation" grid.attrs["long_name"] = "elevation relative to the geoid" grid.attrs["units"] = "meters" grid.attrs["vertical_datum"] = "EMG96" grid.attrs["horizontal_datum"] = "WGS84" # Remove the actual range because it gets outdated when indexing the grid, # which causes problems when exporting it to netCDF for usage on the # command-line. grid.attrs.pop("actual_range") for coord in grid.coords: grid[coord].attrs.pop("actual_range") return grid