Creates a plot for a sea-level dataset, in one of two varieties. Depending
on the length of
which, either a single-panel or multi-panel plot is
drawn. If there is just one panel, then the value of
par used in
plot,sealevel-method is retained upon exit, making it convenient to add to
the plot. For multi-panel plots,
par is returned to the value it had
before the call.
# S4 method for sealevel plot( x, which = 1:3, drawTimeRange = getOption("oceDrawTimeRange"), mgp = getOption("oceMgp"), mar = c(mgp + 0.5, mgp + 1.5, mgp + 1, mgp + 3/4), marginsAsImage = FALSE, debug = getOption("oceDebug"), ... )
a sealevel object.
a numerical or string vector indicating desired plot types,
with possibilities 1 or
boolean that applies to panels with time as the horizontal axis, indicating whether to draw the time range in the top-left margin of the plot.
3-element numerical vector to use for
value to be used with
a flag that turns on debugging, if it exceeds 0.
optional arguments passed to plotting functions.
Until 2020-02-06, sea-level plots had the mean value removed, and indicated with a tick mark and margin note on the right-hand side of the plot. This behaviour was confusing. The change did not go through the usual deprecation process, because the margin-note behaviour had not been documented.
The example refers to Hurricane Juan, which caused a great deal of damage to Halifax in 2003. Since this was in the era of the digital photo, a casual web search will uncover some spectacular images of damage, from both wind and storm surge. A map of the path of Hurricane Juan across Nova Scotia is at http://ec.gc.ca/ouragans-hurricanes/default.asp?lang=En&n=222F51F7-1. Landfall, very near the site of this sealevel gauge, was between 00:10 and 00:20 Halifax local time on Monday, Sept 29, 2003.
The documentation for the sealevel class explains the structure of sealevel objects, and also outlines the other functions dealing with them.
Other functions that plot oce data:
Other things related to sealevel data: