POLATES3ThePOLATES3routine performs budget interpolation from any grid to any grid for scalar fields. It requires a grid for the output fields (KGDSO(1)>=0). The algorithm simply computes (weighted) averages of bilinearly interpolated points arranged in a square box centered around each output grid point and stretching nearly halfway to each of the neighboring grid points. Options allow choices of number of points in each radius from the center point (IPOPT(1)) which defaults to 2 (If IPOPT(1)=-1) meaning that 25 points will be averaged; Further options are the respective weights for the radius points starting at the center point (IPOPT(2:2+IPOPT(1)) which defaults to all 1 (If IPOPT(1)=-1 or IPOPT(2)=-1). A special interpolation is done if IPOPT(2)=-2. In this case, the boxes stretch nearly all the way to each of the neighboring grid points and the weights are the adjoint of the bilinear interpolation weights. This case gives quasi-second-order budget interpolation. another option is the minimum percentage for mask, i.e. percent valid input data required to make output data, (IPOPT(3+IPOPT(1)) which defaults to 50 (if -1). only horizontal interpolation is performed. The grids are defined by their grid description sections (passed in integer form as decoded by subprogram w3fi63). The current code recognizes the following projections: (KGDS(1)=000) EQUIDISTANT CYLINDRICAL (KGDS(1)=001) MERCATOR CYLINDRICAL (KGDS(1)=003) LAMBERT CONFORMAL CONICAL (KGDS(1)=004) GAUSSIAN CYLINDRICAL (SPECTRAL NATIVE) (KGDS(1)=005) POLAR STEREOGRAPHIC AZIMUTHAL (KGDS(1)=202) ROTATED EQUIDISTANT CYLINDRICAL (ETA NATIVE) Where KGDS could be either input KGDSI or output KGDSO. As an added bonus the number of output grid points and their latitudes and longitudes are also returned. On the other hand, the output can be a set of station points If KGDSO(1)<0, in which case the number of points and their latitudes and longitudes must be input. Input bitmaps will be interpolated to output bitmaps. Output bitmaps will also be created when the output grid extends outside of the domain of the input grid. The output field is set to 0 where the output bitmap is off. USAGE: CALL POLATES3(IPOPT,KGDSI,KGDSO,MI,MO,KM,IBI,LI,GI, NO,RLAT,RLON,IBO,LO,GO,IRET) Input argument list: IPOPT - INTEGER (20) INTERPOLATION OPTIONS IPOPT(1) IS NUMBER OF RADIUS POINTS (DEFAULTS TO 2 IF IPOPT(1)=-1); IPOPT(2:2+IPOPT(1)) ARE RESPECTIVE WEIGHTS (DEFAULTS TO ALL 1 IF IPOPT(1)=-1 OR IPOPT(2)=-1). IPOPT(3+IPOPT(1)) IS MINIMUM PERCENTAGE FOR MASK (DEFAULTS TO 50 IF IPOPT(3+IPOPT(1)=-1) KGDSI - INTEGER (200) INPUT GDS PARAMETERS AS DECODED BY W3FI63 KGDSO - INTEGER (200) OUTPUT GDS PARAMETERS MI - INTEGER SKIP NUMBER BETWEEN INPUT GRID FIELDS IF KM>1 OR DIMENSION OF INPUT GRID FIELDS IF KM=1 MO - INTEGER SKIP NUMBER BETWEEN OUTPUT GRID FIELDS IF KM>1 OR DIMENSION OF OUTPUT GRID FIELDS IF KM=1 KM - INTEGER NUMBER OF FIELDS TO INTERPOLATE IBI - INTEGER (KM) INPUT BITMAP FLAGS LI - LOGICAL*1 (MI,KM) INPUT BITMAPS (IF SOME IBI(K)=1) GI - REAL (MI,KM) INPUT FIELDS TO INTERPOLATE Output argument list: NO - INTEGER NUMBER OF OUTPUT POINTS RLAT - REAL (MO) OUTPUT LATITUDES IN DEGREES RLON - REAL (MO) OUTPUT LONGITUDES IN DEGREES IBO - INTEGER (KM) OUTPUT BITMAP FLAGS LO - LOGICAL*1 (MO,KM) OUTPUT BITMAPS (ALWAYS OUTPUT) GO - REAL (MO,KM) OUTPUT FIELDS INTERPOLATED IRET - INTEGER RETURN CODE 0 SUCCESSFUL INTERPOLATION 2 UNRECOGNIZED INPUT GRID OR NO GRID OVERLAP 3 UNRECOGNIZED OUTPUT GRID 31 INVALID UNDEFINED OUTPUT GRID 32 INVALID BUDGET METHOD PARAMETERS

iplib.tar Library contains subroutines to be used for interpolating almost any grids used at NCEP. (Fortran90)

Date posted: 2/22/2007