Expand a 2D grid sampled on the Gauss-Legendre quadrature nodes into spherical harmonics.
call SHExpandGLQ (
cilm: output, real*8, dimension (2,
lmax+1) or (2,
- The real spherical harmonic coefficients of the function. The coefficients
C2lmrefer to the “cosine” (
Clm) and “sine” (
Slm) coefficients, respectively, with
lmax: input, integer
- The spherical harmonic bandwidth of the grid. If
lmax_calcis not specified, this also corresponds to the maximum spherical harmonic degree of the coefficients
gridglq: input, real*8, dimension (
- A 2D grid of data sampled on the Gauss-Legendre quadrature nodes. The latitudinal nodes correspond to the zeros of the Legendre polynomial of degree LMAX+1, and the longitudinal nodes are equally spaced with an interval of
360/(2*lmax+1)degrees. See also
w: input, real*8, dimension (
- The Gauss-Legendre quadrature weights used in the integration over latitude. These are obtained from a call to
plx: input, optional, real*8, dimension (
- An array of the associated Legendre functions calculated at the Gauss-Legendre quadrature nodes. These are determined from a call to
zeromust be present, but not both.
zero: input, optional, real*8, dimension (
- The nodes used in the Gauss-Legendre quadrature over latitude, calculated by a call to
zeromust be present, but not both.
norm: input, optional, integer, default = 1
- 1 (default) = Geodesy 4-pi normalized harmonics; 2 = Schmidt semi-normalized harmonics; 3 = unnormalized harmonics; 4 = orthonormal harmonics.
csphase: input, optional, integer, default = 1
- 1 (default) = do not apply the Condon-Shortley phase factor to the associated Legendre functions; -1 = append the Condon-Shortley phase factor of (-1)^m to the associated Legendre functions.
lmax_calc: input, optional, integer, default =
- The maximum spherical harmonic degree calculated in the spherical harmonic expansion.
exitstatus: output, optional, integer
- If present, instead of executing a STOP when an error is encountered, the variable exitstatus will be returned describing the error. 0 = No errors; 1 = Improper dimensions of input array; 2 = Improper bounds for input variable; 3 = Error allocating memory; 4 = File IO error.
SHExpandGLQ will expand a 2-dimensional grid of data sampled on the Gauss-Legendre quadrature nodes into spherical harmonics. This is the inverse of the routine
MakeGridGLQ. The latitudinal nodes of the input grid correspond to the zeros of the Legendre polynomial of degree
lmax+1, and the longitudinal nodes are equally spaced with an interval of
360/(2*lmax+1) degrees. It is implicitly assumed that the function is bandlimited to degree
lmax. If the optional parameter
lmax_calc is specified, the spherical harmonic coefficients will be calculated up to this degree, instead of
The employed spherical harmonic normalization and Condon-Shortley phase convention can be set by the optional arguments
csphase; if not set, the default is to use geodesy 4-pi normalized harmonics that exclude the Condon-Shortley phase of (-1)^m. The normalized legendre functions are calculated in this routine using the scaling algorithm of Holmes and Featherstone (2002), which are accurate to about degree 2800. The unnormalized functions are only accurate to about degree 15.
The spherical harmonic transformation may be speeded up by precomputing the Legendre functions on the Gauss-Legendre quadrature nodes in the routine
SHGLQ. However, given that this array contains on the order of
lmax**3 entries, this is only feasible for moderate values of
Holmes, S. A., and W. E. Featherstone, A unified approach to the Clenshaw summation and the recursive computation of very high degree and order normalised associated Legendre functions, J. Geodesy, 76, 279- 299, 2002.