Retrieve stability indicies from a soundingΒΆ

This example shows how to retrieve CAPE, CIN, and lifted index from a sounding.

lifted_index: 28.475921106085877 units=kelvin
surface_based_cape: 0.963130013251858 units=J/kg
surface_based_cin: 0 units=J/kg
most_unstable_cape: 0 units=J/kg
most_unstable_cin: 0 units=J/kg
lifted_condensation_level_temperature: -8.078224529338513 units=degree_Celsius
lifted_condensation_level_pressure: 927.1638157194121 units=hectopascal

import warnings

from arm_test_data import DATASETS

import act

warnings.filterwarnings('ignore')


def print_summary(ds, variables):
    for var_name in variables:
        print(f'{var_name}: {ds[var_name].values} ' f"units={ds[var_name].attrs['units']}")
    print()


filename_sonde = DATASETS.fetch('sgpsondewnpnC1.b1.20190101.053200.cdf')
sonde_ds = act.io.arm.read_arm_netcdf(filename_sonde)

sonde_ds = act.retrievals.calculate_stability_indicies(
    sonde_ds, temp_name='tdry', td_name='dp', p_name='pres'
)

variables = [
    'lifted_index',
    'surface_based_cape',
    'surface_based_cin',
    'most_unstable_cape',
    'most_unstable_cin',
    'lifted_condensation_level_temperature',
    'lifted_condensation_level_pressure',
]

print_summary(sonde_ds, variables)

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.127 seconds)

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