act.utils.create_pyart_obj

act.utils.create_pyart_obj(obj, variables=None, sweep=None, azimuth=None, elevation=None, range_var=None, sweep_start=None, sweep_end=None, lat=None, lon=None, alt=None, sweep_mode='ppi', sweep_az_thresh=10.0, sweep_el_thresh=0.5)[source]

Produces a Py-ART radar object based on data in the ACT object.

Parameters:
  • obj (xarray DataSet) – ACT Object.

  • variables (list) – List of variables to add to the radar object, will default to all variables.

  • sweep (string) – Name of variable that has sweep information. If none, will try and calculate from the azimuth and elevation.

  • azimuth (string) – Name of azimuth variable. Will try and find one if none given.

  • elevation (string) – Name of elevation variable. Will try and find one if none given.

  • range_var (string) – Name of the range variable. Will try and find one if none given.

  • sweep_start (string) – Name of variable with sweep start indices.

  • sweep_end (string) – Name of variable with sweep end indices.

  • lat (string) – Name of latitude variable. Will try and find one if none given.

  • lon (string) – Name of longitude variable. Will try and find one if none given.

  • alt (string) – Name of altitude variable. Will try and find one if none given.

  • sweep_mode (string) – Type of scan. Defaults to PPI.

  • sweep_az_thresh (float) – If calculating sweep numbers, the maximum change in azimuth before new sweep.

  • sweep_el_thresh (float) – If calculating sweep numbers, the maximum change in elevation before new sweep.

Returns:

radar (Py-ART Object) – Py-ART Radar Object.