iris.analysis.trajectory¶
Defines a Trajectory class, and a routine to extract a subcube along a trajectory.
In this module:

iris.analysis.trajectory.
interpolate
(cube, sample_points, method=None)¶ Extract a subcube at the given ndimensional points.
Args:
 cube
 The source Cube.
 sample_points
 A sequence of coordinate (name)  values pairs.
Kwargs:
 method
 Request “linear” interpolation (default) or “nearest” neighbour. Only nearest neighbour is available when specifying multidimensional coordinates.
For example:
sample_points = [('latitude', [45, 45, 45]), ('longitude', [60, 50, 40])] interpolated_cube = interpolate(cube, sample_points)
A series of given waypoints with precalculated 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}] Trajectory(waypoints)Note
All the waypoint dictionaries must contain the same
coordinate names.
Args:
 waypoints
 A sequence of dictionaries, mapping coordinate names to values.
Kwargs:
 sample_count
 The number of sample positions to use along the trajectory.
interpolate
(cube, method=None)¶Calls
interpolate()
to interpolatecube
on the defined trajectory.Assumes that the coordinate names supplied in the waypoints dictionaries match to coordinate names in cube, and that points are supplied in the same coord_system as in cube, where appropriate (i.e. for horizontal coordinate points).
Args:
 cube
 The source Cube to interpolate.
Kwargs:
 method:
 The interpolation method to use; “linear” (default) or “nearest”. Only nearest is available when specifying multidimensional coordinates.
sampled_points
= None¶The trajectory points, as dictionaries of {coord_name: value}.
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 nearestneighbour 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’.
Args:
 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 onedimensional dimension coordinates, mapped to different dimensions. All other cube components are ignored.
 Returns:
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.
Note
For latitudelongitude coordinates, the nearestneighbour 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.