Clipping grid values

The pygmt.grdclip function allows to clip defined ranges of grid values. In the example shown below we set all elevation values (grid points) smaller than 0 m (in general the bathymetric part of the grid) to a common value of -2000 m via the below parameter.

grdblend [NOTICE]: Remote data courtesy of GMT data server oceania []
grdblend [NOTICE]: SRTM15 Earth Relief at 03x03 arc minutes reduced by Gaussian Cartesian filtering (5.6 km fullwidth) [Tozer et al., 2019].
grdblend [NOTICE]:   -> Download 90x90 degree grid tile (earth_relief_03m_g): N00W090
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import pygmt

fig = pygmt.Figure()

# Define region of interest around Iceland
region = [-28, -10, 62, 68]

# Load sample grid (3 arc-minutes global relief) in target area
grid = pygmt.datasets.load_earth_relief(resolution="03m", region=region)

# Plot original grid
fig.basemap(region=region, projection="M12c", frame=["f", "+toriginal grid"])
fig.grdimage(grid=grid, cmap="oleron")

# Shift plot origin of the second map by "width of the first map + 0.5 cm"
# in x direction

# Set all grid points < 0 m to a value of -2000 m.
grid = pygmt.grdclip(grid, below=[0, -2000])

# Plot clipped grid
fig.basemap(region=region, projection="M12c", frame=["f", "+tclipped grid"])
fig.colorbar(frame=["x+lElevation", "y+lm"], position="JMR+o0.5c/0c+w8c")

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 8.721 seconds)

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