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Workspace Method surface_scalar_reflectivityFromGriddedField4


Extracts scalar surface reflectivities from a field of such data.

This method allows to specify a field of surface reflectivity for
automatic interpolation to points of interest. The position and
direction for which the reflectivity shall be extracted are given
by rtp_pos and rtp_los. The reflectivity field is expected to
be stored as:
      Vector "Frequency"       [N_f]
      Vector "Incidence angle" [N_ia]
      Vector "Latitude"        [N_lat]
      Vector "Longitude"       [N_lon]
      Tensor4 data[N_f][N_ia][N_lat][N_lon]

Grids for incidence angle, latitude and longitude must have a
length of >= 2 (ie. no automatic expansion). If the frequency grid
has length 1, this is taken as the reflectivity is constant,
following the definition of surface_scalar_reflectivity.

The interpolation is done in steps:
   1: Linear interpolation for lat and lon (std. extrapolation).
   2: Interpolation in incidence angle (std. extrapolation).
      If the grid has a length of >= 4, cubic interpolation is
      applied. Otherwise linear interpolation.
   3. Linear interpolation if frequency (if input data have more
      than one frequency).

Authors: Patrick Eriksson


surface_scalar_reflectivityFromGriddedField4( surface_scalar_reflectivity, stokes_dim, f_grid, atmosphere_dim, lat_grid, lat_true, lon_true, rtp_pos, rtp_los, r_field )


OUTsurface_scalar_reflectivity(Vector)Surface reflectivity, assuming it can be described as a scalar value.
INstokes_dim(Index)The dimensionality of the Stokes vector (1-4).
INf_grid(Vector)The frequency grid for monochromatic pencil beam calculations.
INatmosphere_dim(Index)The atmospheric dimensionality (1-3).
INlat_grid(Vector)The latitude grid.
INlat_true(Vector)Latitudinal geolocation for 1D and 2D data.
INlon_true(Vector)Longitudinal geolocation for 1D and 2D data.
INrtp_pos(Vector)Position of a radiative transfer point.
INrtp_los(Vector)Line-of-sight at a radiative transfer point.
GINr_field(GriddedField4)A field of scalar surface reflectivities