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Workspace Method AtmFieldsAndParticleBulkPropFieldFromCompact


Extract pressure grid and atmospheric fields from

An atmospheric scenario includes the following data for each
position (pressure, latitude, longitude) in the atmosphere:
           1. temperature field
           2. the corresponding altitude field
           3. vmr fields for the gaseous species
           4. scattering species fields

This method splits up the data found in atm_fields_compact to
p_grid, lat_grid, lon_grid, vmr_field, particle_bulkprop_field,
and particle_bulkprop_names.
See documentation of atm_fields_compact for a definition of the

Compact states are characterized by having all atmospheric fields
already given on identical grids. That is, no interpolation needs
to be and is performed. Keyword *p_min* allows to remove atmospheric
levels with pressures lower than the given value (default: no
removal). This reduces computational burden and is useful when
upper atmospheric contributions are negligible.

Possible future extensions: Add a keyword parameter to refine the
pressure grid if it is too coarse. Or a version that interpolates
onto given grids, instead of using and returning the original grids.

Authors: Jana Mendrok, Manfred Brath


AtmFieldsAndParticleBulkPropFieldFromCompact( p_grid, lat_grid, lon_grid, t_field, z_field, vmr_field, particle_bulkprop_field, particle_bulkprop_names, abs_species, atm_fields_compact, atmosphere_dim, delim, p_min, check_gridnames )


OUTp_grid(Vector)The pressure grid.
OUTlat_grid(Vector)The latitude grid.
OUTlon_grid(Vector)The longitude grid.
OUTt_field(Tensor3)The field of atmospheric temperatures.
OUTz_field(Tensor3)The field of geometrical altitudes.
OUTvmr_field(Tensor4)VMR field.
OUTparticle_bulkprop_field(Tensor4)Container for various data that describes scattering bulk properties.
OUTparticle_bulkprop_names(ArrayOfString)Identification of the data in particle_bulkprop_field.
INabs_species(ArrayOfArrayOfSpeciesTag)Tag groups for gas absorption.
INatm_fields_compact(GriddedField4)A compact set of atmospheric fields on a common set of grids.
INatmosphere_dim(Index)The atmospheric dimensionality (1-3).
GINdelim(String, Default: "-")Delimiter string of scat_species elements.
GINp_min(Numeric, Default: 0)Minimum-pressure level to consider (for TOA).
GINcheck_gridnames(Index, Default: 0)A flag with value 1 or 0. If set to one, the gridnames of the atm_fields_compact are checked.