5. Configuration files

5.1. nml/cfg_diag/cfg_diag*.typ

Diagnostic-specific settings are passed via configuration files. These are collected in the nml directory under subdirectories named like the corresponding diagnostic (e.g., cfg_aerosol/, cfg_perfmetrics/). The suffix “.typ” specifies the language the routine is written in.

There might be more than one configuration script per diagnostic set. All cfg_* files for a diagnostic set need to be in the same folder specified by the <diag_script_cfg_dir> entry of the namelist (nml/namelist_*.xml) (see Section 3.3 and Table 3.5).

The configuration settings are specified as attributes of the variable “diag_script_info” (in NCL via “diag_script_info@attribute = …”, see example below). In order to activate these attributes, “diag_script_info” must be set to “True”.

Example (NCL):

diag_script_info = True

diag_script_info@projection = "CylindricalEquidistant" ; map projection,
                                                       ; e.g. Mollweide, Mercator
diag_script_info@styleset = "CMIP5" ; "CMIP5", "DEFAULT"
diag_script_info@colormap = "WhiteBlueGreenYellowRed" ; e.g., WhiteBlueGreenYellowRed,
                                                      ; rainbow
diag_script_info@ncdf = "default" ; enable to output to netCDF; either use "default"
                                  ; or give a full file name

Example (Python):

class diag_script:
  def __init__(self):
    self.info = True
    self.color = 1
    self.factor = 2.0e-3
    self.name = "example"

diag_script_info = diag_script()

Example (R):

diag_script_info[["seasons"]]<-c("ann", "djf", "mam", "jja", "son")