Re: [python-users] Trying to use python-awips for model soundings

  • To: Ryan May <rmay@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [python-users] Trying to use python-awips for model soundings
  • From: Michael James <mjames@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:13:37 -0500
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Michael James
Unidata Program Center
Boulder, CO

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:47 PM, Ryan May <rmay@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 11:21 AM, Bryan Guarente <guarente@xxxxxxxx>
>  wrote:
>> I have worked through my own version of your sounding and advanced
>> sounding examples using python-awips and metpy.  However, I never saw any
>> ability to make a model sounding.  Is there an example of making a model
>> sounding with MetPy and python-awips?  Initially, I think this would be
>> simple, but then I realized we would be using a completely different
>> filetype and thus would likely have to use a different library to decode
>> it.
>> If you have any examples, can you post them to github?
> Bryan,
> Michael James (cc'ed, maintainer of python-awips) came up with the
> attached and had this to add:
> "I believe this is correct, assuming specific humidity is equal to vapor
> pressure e (modelsounding doesn't return dewpoint).   Also note that the
> available locations are limited to areas around OAX due to localization.
> I'll have to update this to allow global access in the next release."
> I'm currently working on a gallery of notebooks that work across all of
> the meteorology tools, and I'll add these when that's ready (I don't want
> MetPy's own examples pulling from external, online data sources.)
> Ryan
> --
> Ryan May, Ph.D.
> Software Engineer
> UCAR/Unidata
> Boulder, CO
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