The Python ARM Radar Toolkit (Py-ART), a Library for Working with Weather Radar Data in the Python Programming Language

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Helmus, Jonathan J ; Collis, Scott M (2016)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
  • Journal: Journal of Open Research Software (issn: 2049-9647, eissn: 2049-9647)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5334/jors.119
  • Subject: Environmental Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology | Python, radar, weather, weather radar, Doppler velocity | Computer software | QA76.75-76.765

The Python ARM Radar Toolkit is a package for reading, visualizing, correcting and analysing data from weather radars. Development began to meet the needs of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility and has since expanded to provide a general-purpose framework for working with data from weather radars in the Python programming language. The toolkit is built on top of libraries in the Scientific Python ecosystem including NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib, and makes use of Cython for interfacing with existing radar libraries written in C and to speed up computationally demanding algorithms. The source code for the toolkit is available on GitHub and is distributed under a BSD license.
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