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f2fsh_Wrap

Interpolates a scalar quantity from one fixed grid to another (retains metadata).

Prototype

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

	function f2fsh_Wrap (
		grid        : numeric,  
		outdims [2] : integer   
	)

	return_val  :  float or double

Arguments

grid

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

outdims

An array indicating the dimensions of the rightmost two dimensions of the output grid (outdims[0] = nlatb, outdims[1] = nlonb).

Return value

The return array's dimensions are the same as grid's dimensions, except the rightmost two dimensions, nlata and nlona, are replaced by nlatb and nlonb. The type will be double if the input is double, and float otherwise.

Description

f2fsh_Wrap interpolates a scalar quantity from one fixed grid to another 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 f2fsh_Wrap via:

  z = f2fsh_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 f2fsh except it retains metadata.

See Also

f2fosh_Wrap, f2gsh_Wrap, fo2fsh_Wrap, g2fsh_Wrap, g2gsh_Wrap

Examples

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 one degree grid (jlat=181,ilon=360):

  X = f2fsh_Wrap (x, (/jlat,ilon/) )    ; ==> X(nt,jlat,ilon)

Errors

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