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

# Author: Jonathan J. Helmus (
# License: BSD 3 clause

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import netCDF4
import pyart
from pyart.testing import get_test_data

filename = get_test_data('')

# create the plot using RadarDisplay
radar =
radar.metadata['instrument_name'] = 'XSARP'
display = pyart.graph.RadarDisplay(radar)

fig = plt.figure(figsize=[12, 17])
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 = 'HSRHI Az=%.3f' % (fixed_angle)
    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)

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 2.303 seconds)

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