Create a multiple panel RHI plot from a CF/Radial file#

An example which creates a multiple panel RHI plot of a CF/Radial file using a RadarDisplay object.

HSRHI Az=37.299, HSRHI Az=67.302, HSRHI Az=97.300, HSRHI Az=127.299, HSRHI Az=157.302, HSRHI Az=187.300
print(__doc__)

# Author: Jonathan J. Helmus (jhelmus@anl.gov)
# License: BSD 3 clause

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import netCDF4

import pyart
from pyart.testing import get_test_data

filename = get_test_data("sgpxsaprrhicmacI5.c0.20110524.015604_NC4.nc")

# create the plot using RadarDisplay
radar = pyart.io.read_cfradial(filename)
radar.metadata["instrument_name"] = "XSARP"
display = pyart.graph.RadarDisplay(radar)

fig = plt.figure(figsize=[12, 17])
fig.subplots_adjust(hspace=0.4)
xlabel = "Distance from radar (km)"
ylabel = "Height agl (km)"
colorbar_label = "Hz. Eq. Refl. Fac. (dBZ)"
nplots = radar.nsweeps

for snum in radar.sweep_number["data"]:
    fixed_angle = radar.fixed_angle["data"][snum]
    title = f"HSRHI Az={fixed_angle:.3f}"
    ax = fig.add_subplot(nplots, 1, snum + 1)
    display.plot(
        "reflectivity_horizontal",
        snum,
        vmin=-20,
        vmax=20,
        mask_outside=False,
        title=title,
        axislabels=(xlabel, ylabel),
        colorbar_label=colorbar_label,
        ax=ax,
    )
    display.set_limits(ylim=[0, 15], ax=ax)

time_start = netCDF4.num2date(
    radar.time["data"][0],
    radar.time["units"],
    only_use_cftime_datetimes=False,
    only_use_python_datetimes=True,
)
figure_title = "Time: " + time_start.isoformat() + "Z"
fig.text(0.35, 0.92, figure_title)

plt.show()

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 1.812 seconds)

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