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[IDV #XIW-870909]: U and V components to Wind Direction

Hi Simon-

> Full Name: Simon Metcalf
> Email Address: address@hidden
> Organization: NSW Rural Fire Service
> Package Version: 2.7u2 build date:2009-08-26 16:33 UTC
> Operating System: Windows XP
> Hardware: Java: home: C:\Program Files\IDV_2.7u2\jre version: 1.6.0_13 
> j3d:1.5.2 fcs (build4)
> Description of problem: Dear Team,
> Does anyone have a working function for U & V to Wind Direction?  I've tried 
> to build the function myself but have run into problems, particularly its 
> inability to recognise pi and also how to build IF statements into a 1-line 
> function.  The closest I got was as follows, which (if pi worked) would 
> return values between -180 and 180 degrees.  Is it possible to add this 
> function to the default (derived functions) in future versions so the 
> multi-coloured Flow Vectors from WSpd and WDir work using U and V?
> atan2(-1*U,-1*V)*180/pi

Use either the dirn()(north direction) or dirr()(grid relative) function.
If you have a lat/lon grid, just use dirr(vecr(u,v)).  Otherwise, 
use dirn(vecr(u,v)).  See the griddiag section of this page:


Don Murray  

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: XIW-870909
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open

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