In the next few sections some alternative display methods will be reviewed. Configure the simulation the same way as in the case studies where the results were compared with aircraft measurements. Retrieve conc_case_control.txt into the Setup Run menu and conc_case_setup.txt into the Concentration Configuration menu. The simulation should be set for a 11 hour run duration, a sampling start day/hour of 83 09 26 03 00 to generate one output time period with a concentration grid resolution of 0.05 degrees. Save the changes and rerun the model.
'/Tutorial/maps/roads.shp' 0 0.005 0.8 0.7 0.5
'/Tutorial/maps/county.shp' 0 0.010 0.4 0.6 0.8
'/Tutorial/maps/states.shp' 0 0.015 0.2 0.2 0.5
The directory location for the files may need to be modified (e.g. UNIX: ~/Tutorial/...).
The method illustrated here to replace the standard map background with shapefiles applies to most of the graphical display programs. Note that not just map backgrounds can be displayed, but any line or polygon shapefile. A subsequent section will discuss the creation of a shapefile from the concentration contours. Do not delete the model simulation results, they will be used in the next few sections.