atmqty
: Summary of Procedural Functions
These functions are found in modules of the same name.
Thus, the theta
function is in the module theta
in this package.
All positional inputs, unless otherwise stated in the "Description"
column, are Numeric
arrays of any shape and size, or
a dictionary of Numeric
arrays of any shape and size.
Keyword inputs are shown with their default value.
Output units are given in the "Description" column.
Some argument abbreviations in this table:


For the meaning of qty
dictionary keys, see the
pydoc documentation for that function.
Links in the "Function" column take you to that documentation.
Function Arguments Description eice T, missing=1e+20 Calculate saturation vapor pressure over ice [hPa]. esat T, missing=1e+20 Calculate saturation vapor pressure over water [hPa]. mix_ratio qty, missing=1e+20 Calculate mixing ratio [kg/kg]. qty
keys that can be used by function include: 'e', 'p', and 'q'.press qty, p0=None, missing=1e+20 Calculate pressure [hPa] (given temperature and potential temperature). qty
keys that can be used by function include: 'T' and 'theta'. Keyword parameterp0
is the reference pressure [hPa].press2alt P (or z), P0=None, T0=None, missing=1e+20 Calculate altitude from pressure (or vice versa). Keyword parameters P0
andT0
are surface pressure [hPa] and temperature [K], respectively.rho p, Tv, missing=1e+20 Calculate air density [kg/m^{3}], including moisture effects. static_stability T, z, missing=1e+20 Calculate static stability [1/s^{2}], a.k.a. square of the buoyancy frequency. T
andz
are each 1DNumeric
vectors.theta p, T, p0=1000.0, missing=1e+20 Calculate potential temperature [K]. Keyword parameter p0
is the reference pressure [hPa].vapor_press qty, missing=1e+20 Calculate vapor pressure [hPa]. qty
keys that can be used by function include: 'esat', 'p', 'q', 'r', and 'RH'.virt_temp r, T, missing=1e+20 Calculate virtual temperature [K].
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