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Computes the vorticity and divergence via spherical harmonics, given the u and v wind components on a fixed grid.


	procedure uv2vrdvf (
		u   : numeric,          
		v   : numeric,          
		vr  : float or double,  
		dv  : float or double   



wind component (input, two or more dimensions, where the rightmost two dimensions must be lat x lon)

  • input values must be in ascending latitude order
  • input array must be on a global grid


vorticity array (output, same dimensions as u and v, values will be in ascending latitude order)


divergence array (output, same dimensions as u and v, values will be in ascending latitude order)


uv2vrdvf takes as input u and v and returns the vorticity and divergence in the arrays vr and dv. uv2vrdvf operates on a fixed grid.

This procedure does not handle missing values (defined by the _FillValue attribute). If any missing values are encountered in a particular 2D input grid, then all of the values in the corresponding output grids will be set to the missing value defined by the output grids' _FillValue attributes.

Note: For the arrays whose rightmost two dimensions are nlat x nlon, the rest of the dimensions (if any) are collectively referred to as N. If the input/output arrays are just two dimensions, then N can either be considered equal to 1 or nothing at all.

Arrays which have dimensions N x nlat x nlon should not include the cyclic (wraparound) points when invoking the procedures and functions which use spherical harmonics (Spherepack).

If the input arrays u and v are on a gaussian grid, uv2vrdvg should be used. Also, note that uv2vrdvf is the procedural version of uv2vrdvF.

Note, if the input arrays are not global or contain missing data, then it is recommended that uv2vr_cfd be used to compute vorticity.

See Also

uv2vrdvF, uv2vrdvg, uv2vrdvG, uv2vr_cfd, uv2vrf, uv2vrF, uv2vrg, uv2vrG, vr2uvf, dv2uvf, vrdv2uvf, uv2sfvpf


Example 1

Compute the vorticity and divergence given u and v on a fixed grid. Also, compute the rotational wind components and the divergent wind components, and finally reconstruct the original wind from the divergence and vorticity fields.

  nlat  = 73                                       ; dimensions
  mlon  = 144
  mlon1 = mlon+1
  fbfile = "uv300.hs"
                                       ; Generic Workstation setup 
  nrec  = fbinnumrec(fbfile)           ; total number of records in the file
  ntim  = nrec/2                       ; number of time steps in dataset

  uvmsg = 1e+36

  dv    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )  ; divergence
  vort  = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )  ; vorticity  (relative)
  ux    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )  ; reconstructed u
  vx    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )  ; reconstructed v
  ud    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )
  vd    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )
  ur    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )
  vr    = new ( (/nlat,mlon /), float, uvmsg )

  do i = 0,nrec-1,2                    
   month = 1                         ; January
   if (i .ge. 2) then
       month = 7                     ; July
   end if   

   work = fbinrecread(fbfile,i  ,(/nlat,mlon1/),"float")
   u    = work(:,0:mlon-1)
   work = fbinrecread(fbfile,i+1,(/nlat,mlon1/),"float")
   v    = work(:,0:mlon-1)

   uv2vrdvf (u,v,vort,dv)           ; u,v ==> div and vort 
   dv2uvf   (dv,ud,vd)              ; dv  ==> divergent  wind components
   vr2uvf   (vort,ur,vr)            ; ur,vr > rotational wind components
   vrdv2uvf (vort,dv, ux,vx)        ; vr,dv > reconstruct original wind
  end do


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)