MATLAB Examples

Brunt2011Analysis

This example shows how even you can recreate something like Figure 3 of Brunt, Fricker, and Padman's 2011 Journal of Glaciology paper titled, "Analysis of ice plains of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, using ICESat laser altimetry".

Contents

Requirements

This example requires the following:

Plot background image

First we initialize a figure and then plot a background MOA image. It looks like Brunt et al. used MOA2004, so that's what we'll use:

figure('position',[100 100 1000 800])
modismoa(-80.3,-60.1,1100,'2004','inset','northwest')

Plot grounding zones

Now overlay the ASAID grounding line along with grounding zone points "f" and "h" derived from ICESat:

asaid('gl','color',rgb('medium blue'),'linewidth',2)
icesat('f','color','yellow','markersize',7)
icesat('h','color','cyan','markersize',7)

Add labels and a scale bar

For several labels with the same formatting, create a cell array of names in the scarlabel function:

biglabels = {'Ronne Ice Shelf';'Filchner Ice Shelf'};
tinylabels = {'Carlson Inlet';'Rutford Ice Stream';...
    'Institute Ice Stream';'Support Force Glacier';...
    'Recovery Glacier';'Slessor Glacier';'Bailey Ice Stream';
    'Foundation Ice Stream';'Mollereisstrom';'Bungenstockrucken'};

scarlabel(biglabels,'fontsize',15,'color','w','fontname','helvetica')
scarlabel(tinylabels,'backgroundcolor','w','edgecolor','k',...
    'fontname','helvetica','fontsize',9)

scalebar('length',100,'location','southeast','color','k')

Author Info

Chad Greene wrote this. Chad claims absolutely no credit for the data, the science, or the creative display shown above.