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

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

RHI
print(__doc__)

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=[15,5])
fig.subplots_adjust(hspace=0.4)
xlabel = 'Distance from radar (km)'
ylabel = 'Distance above radar (km)'
colorbar_label = 'Equivalent reflectivity factor (dBZ)'
#nplots = radar.nsweeps

fixed_angle = radar.fixed_angle['data'][0]
title = 'HSRHI Az=%.3f' % (fixed_angle)
ax = fig.add_subplot(1, 1, 1)
display.plot('reflectivity_horizontal', 0, vmin=-20, vmax=20,
              mask_outside=True, title="RHI",
              axislabels=(xlabel, ylabel),
              cmap='pyart_HomeyerRainbow',
              colorbar_label=colorbar_label, ax=ax)
display.set_limits(ylim=[0, 15], ax=ax)

plt.show()

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 2.289 seconds)

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