[RADS] GOT4.7 software bug does not affect RADS

Remko Scharroo remko at altimetrics.com
Mon Oct 27 21:29:14 CET 2008

Dear all,

Some of you may have received the mail below from Richard Ray that  
warns for a small bug in the GOT4.7 code.

This bug, however, does not affect RADS, since I have my own version  
of the GOT tide interpolation code, that does not have this bug. That  
code was progressively developed from earlier versions of the GOT tide  
code, and handles not only GOT4.7 but also older models. Written in  
Fortran 90, it is parallelized where possible. The piece of code in  
question is written differently, though obtaining the same results.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Richard Ray <richard.ray at nasa.gov>
> Date: 27 October 2008 14:44:59 EDT
> Subject: GOT4.7 software bug
> To users of tide model GOT4.7 and its associated prediction code  
> PERTH3......
> There is a bug in PERTH3 that was found in the publicly released
> version of the software.  The bug is an array (SHPN) that was  
> dimensioned
> too short by one entry.  Depending on your compiler, this may
> or may not be important.  I recommend getting the fixed routine.
> (Data and codes available by anonymous ftp to iliad.gsfc.nasa.gov
> in subdirectory ray/GOT4.7 )
> The above does NOT affect GOT00.2 and its associated PERTH2 codes.
> Thanks go to Srinivas Bettadpur for spotting this.
> Apologies to our (usually) happy users.
> Richard Ray
> ==============================================================
> Space Geodesy Group, Planetary Geodynamics Lab - Code 698
> NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA.
> Tel: 301-614-6102   Fax: 301-614-6522  richard.ray at nasa.gov
> ==============================================================

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