The default action for rslice is to load only temporal variables upon startup. This prevents such variables as <variable>h</variable>, <variable>lon_rho</variable>, <variable>lat_rho</variable>, etc., from cluttering up the variable menu. In order to suppress this, the user can specify spatial at the command line to load spatial variables in addition to time series variables. It does not take an argument.

Example 4.3.

>> ncfile = '/p/jevans/dods-data/roms/nena/run4/his/';
>> rslice ( 'file', ncfile, 'spatial', 1 );