Re: plotting in polar coordinates

From: Constantine Nenkov (nenkov AT XXXXXX)
Date: Tue Oct 28 2003 - 12:18:53 MST

Dear Sylvia,

Thank you for the valuable information. I hope that this functionality
will be included in NCL sooner rather than later. More and more work is
being done in the non-hydrostatic (anelastic, etc.) approximation even
for GCMs, where global convetive processes are explicitly computed.

Moreover, as we go to modeling the atmospheres of other planets,
especially the planets with large radial extent like Jupiter and Saturn,
such a functionality will become an important asset in the capabilities
of NCL for capturing the full 3D evolution of the flow.

Meanwhile I'll try to play around with the Polar Stereographic projection
and try to map my radial and latitudinal coordinates onto the standard
latitude longitude grid. I believe that even in its current form NCL can
do the job after some twicking and mocking around. If successful I will be
glad to distribute such scripts to the wider community.

Once again, thanks for the help.

On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 murphys AT wrote:

> Constantine,
> at present there is not means of plotting radial coordinates in NCL. That
> functionality is prsently in the NCL development list as a "medium"
> priority item. Priority is determined by the number of people who will
> benefit from that functionality and other criteria. Current
> active developments include creating Python bindings, an else-if statment,
> incorporating the new triangular mesh contour algorhythm into NCL etc.
> To my knowledge, you are only the second person to request this capability,
> which is why it is not very high on the list.
> sylvia
> Sylvia Murphy
> National Center for Atmospheric Research
> Climate and Global Dynamics Division
> 303-497-1720
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