Spherical harmonics visualizations
Simple plot of a few spherical harmonics
(PDF or PNG).
McNamara's nifty movies, I couldn't help but use the new python
facility in Paraview and
make my own. Shown are a
real spherical harmonics
with alm = 1, blm = 0,
warped with the scalar amplitude that is colored from red to blue.
sphere indicates the zero, spheroid shape.
Click on each image to bring up an animation.
Clicking on the image above will download a 2.5MB MPEG movie
nothing but show the pattern of all spherical harmonics up to
degree (l) and order (m) 31.
If you have some sort of movieplayer that lets
you select individual frames,
it can be useful in visualizing the
Updated: June 14, 2019
(c) JSG Geodynamics, 2019.