Gif animationΒΆ

Gif animation image can be created using gifanimation(), gifaddframe() and giffinish() functions.

#Set data folders
fcstdir = 'W:/CUACE_out/haze_54'
obsdir = 'U:/data/micaps'
mapdir = 'T:/verification/map'
outdir = 'T:/verification/cases/cuace_54km/result'

#Set time
st = datetime.datetime(2015,11,1,0)
sbjt = st + datetime.timedelta(hours=8)

#Get forecasting data files
fcstfn = os.path.join(fcstdir, str(st.year) + '/' + st.strftime('%Y%m') + '/' + \
    st.strftime('%Y%m%d%H') + '/produce/haze_post_aero_' + st.strftime('%Y%m%d%H') + '.ctl')
print 'Forecasting data file: ' + fcstfn
fcstf = addfile(fcstfn)
fcstf.bigendian(True)

#Plot
figure(figsize=[768,480], newfig=False)
axesm(position=[0,0,1,1], xyscale=1.2, tickfontsize=12)
lworld = shaperead(os.path.join(mapdir, 'country1.shp'))
lchina = shaperead(os.path.join(mapdir, 'bou2_4p.shp'))
geoshow(lchina)
geoshow(lworld, edgecolor='k')
levs = [0.1, 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 20, 30, 50]
cols = [(192,0,0),(255,69,0),(255,105,180),(255,128,0),(255,192,128),(51,255,255), \
    (153,255,153),(204,255,204),(255,255,255)]
#Set weather list - haze, mist and fog
weathers = [5,10,11,12,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49]
ls = weatherspec(weathers)
#Add south China Sea
lscs = shaperead(os.path.join(mapdir, 'bou1_4l.shp'))
axesm(position=[0.76,0.09,0.16,0.22], axison=False, xyscale=1.2)
geoshow(lscs, facecolor=(0,0,255))
xlim(106, 123)
ylim(2, 23)
#Set current plot to 1
currentplot(1)

#Create gif animation
giffn = os.path.join(outdir, 'V_vis_' + st.strftime('%Y%m%d') + '--loop-.gif')
print giffn
animation = gifanimation(giffn)

#Loop
tnum = fcstf.timenum()
nn = 0
for t in range(1, 25):
    if nn > 0:
        cll()
        cll()
    tt = fcstf.gettime(t)
    bjt = tt + datetime.timedelta(hours=8)
    obsfn = os.path.join(obsdir,  str(bjt.year) + '/plot/' + bjt.strftime('%y%m%d%H.000'))
    if os.path.exists(obsfn):
        print 'Observation data file: ' + obsfn
        obsf = addfile_micaps(obsfn)
        fdata = fcstf['VIS'][t,:,:]
        lfcst = contourfm(fdata, levs, colors=cols, proj=fcstf.proj)
        odata = obsf.stationdata('WeatherNow')
        lobs = scatterm(odata, symbolspec=ls)
        title('CUACE/Haze-Fog visibility (km) ' + sbjt.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:00') + \
                ' +' + str(t*3) + ' (' + bjt.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:00') + ')', \
                bold=False)
        xlim(68.6, 140.5)
        ylim(17.3, 54)
        colorbar(lfcst, extendrect=False, shrink=0.6)
        #Add frame to gif animation
        gifaddframe(animation)
        nn += 1

#Finish gif animation
animation.finish()
print 'Finished...'
../../../_images/gif_animation.gif