I am looking to extract data for the region Latitudes (North=29 and South= 22.5) and Longitudes (West= -179 and East= -160.5), which is the area where the Northwest Hawaiian Islands are located. However, as the data comes at 1km pixel resolution, I end with a Matrix=(650,1500,time), where time is 6000, so having trouble in Matlab to produce this matrix.
As the islands are distributed in a diagonal position (within this latitude and longitude box), I am wondering how could I extract just the diagonal portion, or data close to the islands in this case, and skip extracting the other data (southwest and northwest corners) to reduce the size of my final matrix. All this to be able later to analyze this data in Matlab.
Suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!