Read and plot a PPI from raw mini-MPL dataΒΆ

Example of how to read in raw data from the mini-MPL and plot out the PPI by converting it to PyART

Author: Adam Theisen

plot raw minimpl
## You are using the Python ARM Radar Toolkit (Py-ART), an open source
## library for working with weather radar data. Py-ART is partly
## supported by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Atmospheric
## Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility, an Office of
## Science user facility.
##
## If you use this software to prepare a publication, please cite:
##
##     JJ Helmus and SM Collis, JORS 2016, doi: 10.5334/jors.119

/home/runner/micromamba/envs/act-docs/lib/python3.11/site-packages/pyart/graph/radardisplay.py:99: UserWarning: RadarDisplay does not correct for moving platforms
  warnings.warn("RadarDisplay does not correct for moving platforms")

from arm_test_data import DATASETS
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt

import act

try:
    import pyart

    PYART_AVAILABLE = True
except ImportError:
    PYART_AVAILABLE = False

# Read in sample mini-MPL data
filename_mpl = DATASETS.fetch('201509021500.bi')
ds = act.io.mpl.read_sigma_mplv5(filename_mpl)

# Create a PyART Radar Object
radar = act.utils.create_pyart_obj(
    ds, azimuth='azimuth_angle', elevation='elevation_angle', range_var='range'
)

# Creat Plot Display
if PYART_AVAILABLE:
    display = pyart.graph.RadarDisplay(radar)
    display.plot('nrb_copol', sweep=0, title_flag=False, vmin=0, vmax=1.0, cmap='jet')
    plt.show()

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.583 seconds)

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