geocat.comp.linint2pts

geocat.comp.linint2pts(fi, xo, yo, icycx=False, msg_py=None, xi=None, yi=None)

Interpolates from a rectilinear grid to an unstructured grid or locations using bilinear interpolation.

Parameters
  • fi (xarray.DataArray, numpy.ndarray:) – An array of two or more dimensions. The two rightmost dimensions (nyi x nxi) are the dimensions to be used in the interpolation. If user-defined missing values are present (other than NaNs), the value of msg_py must be set appropriately.

  • xo (xarray.DataArray, numpy.ndarray:) – A one-dimensional array that specifies the X-coordinates of the unstructured grid.

  • yo (xarray.DataArray, numpy.ndarray:) – A one-dimensional array that specifies the Y-coordinates of the unstructured grid. It must be the same length as xo.

  • icycx (bool:) – An option to indicate whether the rightmost dimension of fi is cyclic. Default valus is 0. This should be set to True only if you have global data, but your longitude values don’t quite wrap all the way around the globe. For example, if your longitude values go from, say, -179.75 to 179.75, or 0.5 to 359.5, then you would set this to True.

  • msg_py (numpy.number:) – A numpy scalar value that represent a missing value in fi. This argument allows a user to use a missing value scheme other than NaN or masked arrays, similar to what NCL allows.

  • xi (xarray.DataArray, numpy.ndarray:) – A strictly monotonically increasing array that specifies the X-coordinates of the fi array. xi might be defined as the coordinates of fi when fi is of type xarray.DataArray; in this case xi may not be explicitly given as a function argument.

  • yi (xarray.DataArray, numpy.ndarray:) – A strictly monotonically increasing array that specifies the Y [latitude] coordinates of the fi array. ``yi` might be defined as the coordinates of fi when fi is of type xarray.DataArray; in this case yi may not be explicitly given as a function argument.

Returns

  • fo (xarray.DataArray, numpy.ndarray:) – The returned value will have the same dimensions as fi, except for the rightmost dimension which will have the same dimension size as the length of yo and xo.

  • Description

  • ———– – The linint2pts function uses bilinear interpolation to interpolate from a rectilinear grid to an unstructured grid.

    If missing values are present, then linint2pts will perform the piecewise linear interpolation at all points possible, but will return missing values at coordinates which could not be used.

    If one or more of the four closest grid points to a particular (xo, yo) coordinate pair are missing, then the return value for this coordinate pair will be missing.

    If the user inadvertently specifies output coordinates (xo, yo) that are outside those of the input coordinates (xi, yi), the output value at this coordinate pair will be set to missing as no extrapolation is performed.

    linint2pts is different from linint2 in that xo and yo are coordinate pairs, and need not be monotonically increasing. It is also different in the dimensioning of the return array. This function could be used if the user wanted to interpolate gridded data to, say, the location of rawinsonde sites or buoy/xbt locations.

    Warning: if xi contains longitudes, then the xo values must be in the same range. In addition, if the xi values span 0 to 360, then the xo values must also be specified in this range (i.e. -180 to 180 will not work).

Examples

Example 1: Using linint2pts with xarray.DataArray input

import numpy as np import xarray as xr import geocat.comp fi_np = np.random.rand(30, 80) # random 30x80 array # xi and yi do not have to be equally spaced, but they are # in this example xi = np.arange(80) yi = np.arange(30) # create target coordinate arrays, in this case use the same # min/max values as xi and yi, but with different spacing xo = np.linspace(xi.min(), xi.max(), 100) yo = np.linspace(yi.min(), yi.max(), 50) # create xarray.DataArray and chunk it using the # full shape of the original array. # note that xi and yi are attached as coordinate arrays fi = xr.DataArray(fi_np,

dims=[‘lat’, ‘lon’], coords={‘lat’: yi, ‘lon’: xi}

).chunk(fi_np.shape)

fo = geocat.comp.linint2pts(fi, xo, yo, 0)