Often I want to plot two (or many) datasets that have the same time vector. I simply use the SUBPLOT command in MATLAB to do so. A problem arises, however, when one of these datasets happens to be three-dimensional — something that I want to plot with pcolor. When I add a colorbar to that subplot, the time-axis (x-axis) no longer lines up with the other subplots.
|BAD: The time-axes for (a) and (b) have different scales because of the colorbar in (b).|
To fix this problem, I wrote a simple function called FAKECOLORBAR which changes the size of the subplot that does not require a colorbar so it matches the subplot with the colorbar.
|GOOD: The time-axes for (a) and (b) now align because I used FAKECOLORBAR on (a)|
Now, if someone could just tell me how to fix the phi in the title of (b) so that it is not partially cutoff...
Oh, and these data will in a jagged and blocky way unless I subtract 2000 years from the time vector, which is why the x-axis label in (b) says "January 7" instead of "January 2007." I'm sure others have run into this problem before. Another problem for another day.