processThresholds: Calculate threshold temperatures

Description Usage Arguments Value

View source: R/process.R

Description

This function calculates the threshold temperatures required to identify heat waves in the climate projection data using the ensemble member specified by threshold_ensemble in gen_hw_set. This threshold is used in later functions to identify heat waves.

Usage

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processThresholds(model, global, custom)

Arguments

model

List with parsed information about the directory structure for a specific climate model from the user-specified projections directory. This list is a subset of the list generated by acquireDirectoryStructure.

global

An list object created by gen_hw_set that includes user specifications (e.g., the path to the output directory, the path to the input climate projections, the dataframe with city locations).

custom

An list object created by gen_hw_set that includes user specifications (e.g., the name of the R function to use to identify heat waves, alternative upper and lower year boundaries for the data used to determine threshold temperatures for the heat wave definition, alternative upper and lower year boundaries for the projection period of the heat wave datasets being generated).

Value

A list with two elements: (1) a vector with one element for each city included in the user-specified city location file, with each element value giving the threshold temperature for the heat wave definition for a city, in the same order that cities are listed in the user-specified citycsv file and (2) the components of the dataframe of climate model grid locations that will ultimately be output as the climate model grid locations file.


futureheatwaves documentation built on May 30, 2017, 1:07 a.m.