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Creating a list of raster lists

Question asked by jdkelly on Oct 22, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 27, 2014 by jdkelly



I am a beginner at python programming, and this is my first post to GeoNet. So here it goes!


I have a huge list of rasters downloaded from the SNODAS website for years 2003 - present (intra-annual range of 11/1-3/31). I have a .tif file for everyday during this period which contains the snow depth data for that day. The metadata for each raster is stored in the tif file's name(e.g., us_ssmv11036tS__T0001TTNATS2013111305HP001.dat.reproj.tif ). However, I am only interested in the date (Nov. 13, 2013 in this case).


My objective is to split this huge list of rasters into winter-years (i.e., rasters from Jan-Mar of a given year belong to the winter-year of the previous calendar year) so that I can pass each winter-year list of rasters through the greaterThanFrequency tool with a simple loop.


Below is a script that works if I download one year of data at a time. I'd appreciate any feedback on how get a list of rasters for each winter-year.


import arcpy
from arcpy import env
from import *

env.workspace = "E:\DECGIS\snow\NSIDC\projects" \
"\Searchlight\production\data\NSIDC_Data_1021063617170" \
env.overwriteOutput = True
arcpy.env.snapRaster = "us_ssmv11036tS__T0001TTNATS2013111305HP001.dat.reproj.tif"
arcpy.env.outputCoordinateSystem = "us_ssmv11036tS__T0001TTNATS2013111305HP001.dat.reproj.tif"
arcpy.env.nodata = "-9999"
inRasters = arcpy.ListRasters("*", "TIF")

#create raster of constant values for greaterThanFrequency tool
constantValue = "381"
outpath3 = str(env.workspace+"\\threshold4.tif")
cellSize = '8.33333333813986E-03'
outConstRaster = CreateConstantRaster(constantValue, 'INTEGER', cellSize,"us_ssmv11036tS__T0001TTNATS2013111305HP001.dat.reproj.tif")

#run greater than frequency analysis
inValueRaster = "threshold4.tif"
outGTF = GreaterThanFrequency(inValueRaster, inRasters)

# Save the output"E:\DECGIS\snow\output\2013daysGt15.tif")