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Interpolates a scalar quantity from a fixed grid (including pole points) to a fixed-offset grid (retains metadata).


load "$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclscripts/csm/contributed.ncl"

	function f2fosh_Wrap (
		grid  : numeric   

	return_val  :  float or double



An array of 2 or more dimensions whose rightmost two dimensions must be latitude x longitude. The values must be in ascending latitude order.

Return value

The return array dimensions are the same as grid's dimensions, except the latitude dimension (nlata) is decreased by one. For example, a 5 degree fixed grid would have dimensions nlata=37, nlona=72, and the return fixed-offset grid would have dimensions nlatb=36, nlonb=72. The type will be double if the input is double, and float otherwise.


f2fosh_Wrap interpolates a scalar quantity on a fixed grid (including pole points) to a fixed-offset grid using spherical harmonics (via the Spherepack code). Values will be in ascending latitude order.

If missing values are encountered in a 2D subsection of the input array, then no interpolation will be performed on that 2D array, and the corresponding 2D subsection of the return array will be filled with missing values.

Arrays which have dimensions [...] x nlata x nlona should not include the cyclic (wrap-around) points when invoking this function. For example, if an array x has dimensions nlata = 64 and nlona = 129, where the "129" represents the cyclic point, then the user should pass the data to f2fosh_Wrap via:

  z = f2fosh_Wrap ( x(...,0:nlona-2) )  ; does not include cyclic points

This function can only be used on grids that span the globe. It cannot be used for limited area grids.

Please read the caveats that you should be aware of when using spherical harmonic regridding.

This function is identical to the built-in function f2fosh except it retains metadata.

See Also

f2fsh_Wrap, f2gsh_Wrap, fo2fsh_Wrap, g2fsh_Wrap, g2gsh_Wrap


Assume x is dimensioned nt x nlat x nlon. The code below interpolates from a fixed 2.5 degree grid (nlat=73, nlon=144) to a fixed-offset grid with 2.5 degree resolution (jlat=72, ilon=144):

  X = f2fosh_Wrap (x)         ; ==> X(nt,jlat,ilon)


ier is equal to:

4 or 10 if nlona is less than 4
5 or 10 if nlata is less than 3
8 if nlonb is less than 4
9 if nlatb is less than 3