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Defines a Trajectory class, and a routine to extract a sub-cube along a trajectory.

In this module:

iris.analysis.trajectory.interpolate(cube, sample_points, method=None)

Extract a sub-cube at the given n-dimensional points.


  • cube

    The source Cube.

  • sample_points

    A sequence of coordinate (name) - values pairs.


  • method

    Request “linear” interpolation (default) or “nearest” neighbour. Only nearest neighbour is available when specifying multi-dimensional coordinates.

For example:

sample_points = [('latitude', [45, 45, 45]),
('longitude', [-60, -50, -40])]
interpolated_cube = interpolate(cube, sample_points)

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A series of given waypoints with pre-calculated sample points.

class iris.analysis.trajectory.Trajectory(waypoints, sample_count=10)

Bases: object

Defines a trajectory using a sequence of waypoints.

For example:

waypoints = [{'latitude': 45, 'longitude': -60},
             {'latitude': 45, 'longitude': 0}]


All the waypoint dictionaries must contain the same

coordinate names.


  • waypoints

    A sequence of dictionaries, mapping coordinate names to values.


  • sample_count

    The number of sample positions to use along the trajectory.

sampled_points = None

The trajectory points, as dictionaries of {coord_name: value}.

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Encapsulate the operation of iris.analysis.trajectory.interpolate() with given source and target grids.

This is the type used by the UnstructuredNearest regridding scheme.

class iris.analysis.trajectory.UnstructuredNearestNeigbourRegridder(src_cube, target_grid_cube)

Bases: object

A nearest-neighbour regridder to perform regridding from the source grid to the target grid.

This can then be applied to any source data with the same structure as the original ‘src_cube’.


  • src_cube:

    The Cube defining the source grid. The X and Y coordinates can have any shape, but must be mapped over the same cube dimensions.

  • target_grid_cube:

    A Cube, whose X and Y coordinates specify a desired target grid. The X and Y coordinates must be one-dimensional dimension coordinates, mapped to different dimensions. All other cube components are ignored.


regridder : (object)

A callable object with the interface:
result_cube = regridder(data)

where data is a cube with the same grid as the original src_cube, that is to be regridded to the target_grid_cube.


For latitude-longitude coordinates, the nearest-neighbour distances are computed on the sphere, otherwise flat Euclidean distances are used.

The source and target X and Y coordinates must all have the same coordinate system, which may also be None. If any X and Y coordinates are latitudes or longitudes, they all must be. Otherwise, the corresponding X and Y coordinates must have the same units in the source and grid cubes.