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latGau

Generates gaussian latitudes and associated metadata.

Prototype

load "$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclscripts/csm/contributed.ncl"  ; This library is automatically loaded
                                                             ; from NCL V6.2.0 onward.
                                                             ; No need for user to explicitly load.

	function latGau (
		nlat     [1] : integer or long,  
		name     [1] : string,           
		longname [1] : string,           
		units    [1] : string            
	)

	return_val [*] :  float

Arguments

nlat

A scalar equal to the number of latitudes desired.

As of version 6.0.0, this can be of type integer or long.

name

A string that will become the named dimension of the output (e.g. "lat").

longname

A string that will become the long_name of the output (e.g. "latitude").

units

A string that will become the units of the output (e.g. "degrees_north").

Return value

A one-dimensional array of size nlat. Type float.

Description

Generates gaussian latitudes and associated metadata.

See Also

latGauWgt, latGlobeF, latGlobeFo, lonGlobeF, lonGlobeFo, gaus

Examples

Example 1

Create a one dimensional array of gaussian latitudes (coordinate array) spanning South to North.

      nlat = 64
      lat  = latGau(nlat, "lat", "latitude", "degrees_north")
      print(lat) 
The above returns a 1D array of length nlat values.
Variable: lat
Type: float
Total Size: 256 bytes
            64 values
Number of Dimensions: 1
Dimensions and sizes:   [lat | 64]
Coordinates: 
            lat: [-87.8638..87.8638]
Number Of Attributes: 2
  long_name :   latitude
  units :       degrees_north
(0)     -87.8638
(1)     -85.09653
(2)     -82.31291
(3)     -79.5256
(4)     -76.7369
[snip]
(59)     76.7369
(60)     79.5256
(61)     82.31291
(62)     85.09653
(63)     87.8638
Note 1: if North to South ordering is desired, use standard subscripting to reverse the order.
     lat = lat(::-1)     ; 90 to -90
Note 2: If double precision is desired, set
     nlat@double = True