Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Development and technical paper
30 Jan 2017
Development and technical paper |  | 30 Jan 2017

Conservative interpolation between general spherical meshes

Evaggelos Kritsikis, Matthias Aechtner, Yann Meurdesoif, and Thomas Dubos


Total article views: 3,279 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
2,071 1,094 114 3,279 136 137
  • HTML: 2,071
  • PDF: 1,094
  • XML: 114
  • Total: 3,279
  • BibTeX: 136
  • EndNote: 137
Views and downloads (calculated since 30 Jun 2015)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 30 Jun 2015)


Saved (final revised paper)

Saved (preprint)

Latest update: 01 Mar 2024
Short summary
This paper describes conservative interpolation on the sphere. A function is computed on one mesh from its values on another mesh so that the total mass is preserved, which is vital for climate modeling, and for second-order accuracy. This is done through a common refinement of the meshes, built in quasilinear time by tree sorting the mesh cells. It can be built into climate models for flexible I/O or coupling. Examples of commonly used meshes are given.