lapsf, lapsg

Given a scalar z, compute its Laplacian via Spherepack.


    procedure lapsf(
        z    : float,
        zlap : float

    procedure lapsg(
        z    : float,
        zlap : float


scalar function array (input, two or more dimensions, last two dimensions must be nlat x nlon and input values must be in ascending latitude order).
Laplacian array (output, same dimensions as z, values will be in ascending latitude order)


lapsf and lapsg both compute the Laplacian z and return it in the array zlap. lapsf operates on an equal (fixed) grid, and lapsg operates on a Gaussian grid.

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

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

For example, if an array x has dimensions nlat = 64 and nlon = 129, where the "129" represents the cyclic points, then the user should pass the data to the procedure/function via:

    z = sample ( x([...],:,0:nlon-2) )  ; does not include cyclic points

Error messages

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 nt (jer only)

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