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Inverts the Laplacian (on a gaussian grid) using spherical harmonics and retains metadata.


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

	function ilapsG_Wrap (
		zlap    : numeric,  
		zlmbda  : numeric   

	return_val [dimsizes(zlap)] :  float or double



An array of two or more dimensions containing the Laplacian values to invert. Last two dimensions must be lat and lon. Values must be in ascending latitudinal order. Grid must be global.


A constant if zlap is a two-dimensional. If zlap has three or more dimensions then must be the same size as zlap minus the rightmost two dimensions.

Return value

An array of the same size as zlap. Double if zlap or zlmbda is double, float otherwise.


Inverts the Laplacian (on a gaussian grid) using spherical harmonics and retains metadata. Missing values are not allowed.

If zlmbda is identically zero, the poisson equation is solved. Otherwise, the Helmholtz equation is solved.

Should not include the cyclic (wraparound) points. This is a restriction of the spherical harmonic (Spherepack) routines. Here is an example of passing in a two-dimensional array in which the last longitude point is left out.

    z = sample ( x(:,0:nlon-2) )  ; does not include cyclic points
If zlap is on a fixed grid, ilapsF_Wrap should be used.

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

See Also

ilapsg, ilapsF, ilapsF_Wrap, ilapsf, lapsG, lapsF, ilapvf, ilapvg


Example 1

Read Z (on a gaussian grid) from a netCDF file and compute the inverse laplacian, solving the Poisson equation (k=0):

load "$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclscripts/csm/gsn_code.ncl"
load "$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclscripts/csm/gsn_csm.ncl"
   a = addfile("/cgd/cas/shea/MURPHYS/ATMOS/","r")
   z200 = a->Z(0,{189.},:,:)			; v200 is dimensioned nlat x nlon
   ilapl = ilapsG_Wrap(z200,0)


If jer or ker is equal to:

1 : error in the specification of nlat
2 : error in the specification of nlon
4 : error in the specification of N (jer only)