Open Source Weather Radar Software Course

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Hands on Py-ART

In this session, the Python ARM Radar Toolkit (Py-ART) package will be explored. For more information, including examples and developer and user documentation, visit

This session will first show how to read a radar file and explore the radar object that is created from reading the radar file. Also in this session, we will learn how to plot radar data using Py-ART, how to modify the data in the radar object and how to create a new radar file from the radar object.

For this session, you should have the open virtual machine up and running on your system. The Py-ART Jupyter notebooks are accessible on your VM instance by starting the Jupyter server:

$ ./ openradar

Then navigate with your host system’s browser to, and open the directory pyart_short_course and start the notebook 1_pyart_reading_and_plotting_data.ipynb from the list. We’ll take it from there…