sphere_fibonacci_grid


sphere_fibonacci_grid, a MATLAB code which constructs a grid of points using the Fibonacci spiral over the surface of a sphere in 3D.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

sphere_fibonacci_grid is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

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Reference:

  1. Edward Saff, Arno Kuijlaars,
    Distributing Many Points on a Sphere,
    The Mathematical Intelligencer,
    Volume 19, Number 1, 1997, pages 5-11.
  2. Richard Swinbank, James Purser,
    Fibonacci grids: A novel approach to global modelling,
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society,
    Volume 132, Number 619, July 2006 Part B, pages 1769-1793.

Source Code:


Last revised on 25 March 2019.