# hyi2hyo

Interpolates from data on one set of hybrid levels to another set of hybrid levels.

## Prototype

function hyi2hyo ( p0 [1] : numeric, hyai [*] : numeric, hybi [*] : numeric, ps : numeric, xi : numeric, hyao [*] : numeric, hybo [*] : numeric, intflg [1] : integer ) return_val : numeric

## Arguments

*p0*

A scalar value equal to the surface reference pressure. Must have the same
units as *ps*.

*hyai*

A one-dimensional array containing the hybrid coefficients A associated with
*xi*. Must be ordered top-to-bottom. Must be unitless.

*hybi*

A one-dimensional array containing the hybrid coefficients B associated with
*xi*. Must be ordered top-to-bottom. Must be unitless.

*ps*

A multi-dimensional array containing pressures. Must be at least two dimensions
and one dimension smaller than
*xi*. The level dimension is ordered top-to-bottom.
Must have the same units as *p0*.

*xi*

A multi-dimensional array containing the variable to be interpolated. The three rightmost dimensions must be level, lat, and lon. The level dimension is ordered top-to-bottom.

*hyao*

A one-dimensional array containing the hybrid coefficients A associated with
the *return_val*. Must be ordered top-to-bottom. Must be unitless.

*hybo*

A one-dimensional array containing the hybrid coefficients B associated with
the *return_val*. Must be ordered top-to-bottom. Must be unitless.

*intflg*

A scalar integer which specifies the type of extrapolation to be used. A value of 0 will cause all values outside of input pressure range to be set to xi's missing value (if xi has none, then 1e20 is used for V5.2.1 and earlier or the default missing for float/double is used for V6.0.x and higher). A value of 1 will set output values to the closest input pressure level.

## Return value

A multi-dimensional array of the same size as *xi* except that the level
dimension has been replaced by the size of *hyao*. Double if *xi* or
*ps* are double, float otherwise.
float.

## Description

Interpolates from data on one set of hybrid levels to another set of hybrid levels.
It is assumed that *hyai*, *hyab*, *ps* and *xi*
are from the same source.

The basic approach is to calculate the pressures at each level for the
input and output hybrid levels. Then interpolate
in the input variable to the pressures of the desired output
hybrid levels. Log-linear interpolation is used.

At each latitude, longitude and level (lev[k]) pressures are computed using:

p(k) = A(k)*PO + B(k)*PS (1)This is the form used by the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) and it is the form expected by

**hyi2hyo**. A visualization of the hybrid coordinate system is here. Typically, the A and B coefficients might have values like:

A = 0.0048093, 0.0130731, 0.0325591, 0.0639471, 0.0816768, 0.0780201, 0.0733671, 0.0676476, 0.0608624, 0.0531095, 0.0445995, 0.0356607, 0.0267266, 0.0183069, 0.0109421, 0.005147 , 0.0013519, 0 ; B = 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.0173664, 0.0606928, 0.1158237, 0.1835918, 0.2639851, 0.3558459, 0.456676, 0.5625875, 0.6684428, 0.768203, 0.8554653, 0.9241285, 0.9690938, 0.9925282 ;If the "A" and "B"coefficients are different from (1) then it is the users responsibility to make the appropriate changes. For example, an alternative form of (1) is:

p(k) = AP(k) + B(k)*PS (2)In this form, each AP coefficient AP(k)=A(k)*PO. In this case the value of

*p0*input to

**hyi2hyo**should be set to one [1.0].

## See Also

## Examples

**Example 1**

This example interpolates a variable from ECMWF's 60 hybrid level model to a different set of hybrid levels (26 here).

diri = "./" filC = "sstclimt42_run01.cam2.h0.0001-01.nc" ; CAM filU = "e4moda.an.ml.t85.u.1985.nc" ; ECMWF [ds126.2] filP = "e4moda.an.ml.t85.psfc.1985.nc" ; ECMWF [ds126.2] f =If theaddfile(diri+filU, "r") hyai = f->hyam ; midlayer coef hybi = f->hybm ui = f->U ; variable to be interpolated p0 = f->P0 ; reference pressure (Pa) fP =addfile(diri+filP, "r") psfc = fP->PSFC ; surface pressure (Pa) fC =addfile(diri+filC, "r") hyao = fC->hyam ; levels to which the variable hybo = fC->hybm ; will be interpolated uo =hyi2hyo(p0,hyai,hybi,psfc,ui,hyao,hybo,0)

**input**variable looks like:

variable: ui Type: float Total Size: 94371840 bytes 23592960 values Number of Dimensions: 4 Dimensions and sizes: [time | 12] xThe[lev | 60]x [lat | 128] x [lon | 256] Coordinates: time: [1621680..1629696] lev: [1e-06..998.8151] lat: [-88.92773..88.92773] lon: [ 0..358.53] Number Of Attributes: 4 long_name : U velocity units : m/s standard_name : eastward_wind cell_method : time: mean

**output**variable will look like:

Variable: uo Type: float Total Size: 40894464 bytes 10223616 values Number of Dimensions: 4 Dimensions and sizes: [12] xNote that no meta data is preserved by the built-in function. To preserve meta data use[26]x [128] x [256]

**hyi2hyo_Wrap**.