I have global data that I would like to plot using mpl_toolkits.basemap. The catch is that I want to mask out all data over the ocean. I know there is a function to fill continents,map.fillcontinents(), but I can’t seem to find one for filling oceans. Ideally, I want the oceans to show up with a white background and no data contoured.
Am I completely missing something or is this functionality missing?
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma