satpy.modifiers.angles module

Utilties for getting various angles for a dataset..

class satpy.modifiers.angles.ZarrCacheHelper(func: ~typing.Callable, cache_config_key: str, uncacheable_arg_types=(<class 'pyresample.geometry.SwathDefinition'>, <class 'xarray.core.dataarray.DataArray'>, <class 'dask.array.core.Array'>), sanitize_args_func: ~typing.Optional[~typing.Callable] = None, cache_version: int = 1)[source]

Bases: object

Helper for caching function results to on-disk zarr arrays.

It is recommended to use this class through the cache_to_zarr_if() decorator rather than using it directly.

Currently the cache does not perform any limiting or removal of cache content. That is left up to the user to manage. Caching is based on arguments passed to the decorated function but will only be performed if the arguments are of a certain type (see uncacheable_arg_types). The cache value to use is purely based on the hash value of all of the provided arguments along with the “cache version” (see below).

Note that the zarr format requires regular chunking of data. That is, chunks must be all the same size per dimension except for the last chunk. To work around this limitation, this class will determine a good regular chunking based on the existing chunking scheme, rechunk the input arguments, and then rechunk the results before returning them to the user. This rechunking is only done if caching is enabled.

  • func – Function that will be called to generate the value to cache.

  • cache_config_key – Name of the boolean satpy.config parameter to use to determine if caching should be done.

  • uncacheable_arg_types – Types that if present in the passed arguments should trigger caching to not happen. By default this includes SwathDefinition, xr.DataArray, and da.Array objects.

  • sanitize_args_func – Optional function to call to sanitize provided arguments before they are considered for caching. This can be used to make arguments more “cacheable” by replacing them with similar values that will result in more cache hits. Note that the sanitized arguments are only passed to the underlying function if caching will be performed, otherwise the original arguments are passed.

  • cache_version – Version number used to distinguish one version of a decorated function from future versions.


  • Caching only supports dask array values.

  • This helper allows for an additional cache_dir parameter to override the use of the satpy.config cache_dir parameter.


To use through the cache_to_zarr_if() decorator:

def generate_my_stuff(area_def: AreaDefinition, some_factor: int) -> da.Array:
    # Generate
    return my_dask_arr

To use the decorated function:

with satpy.config.set(cache_my_stuff=True):
    my_stuff = generate_my_stuff(area_def, 5)

Hold on to provided arguments for future use.

cache_clear(cache_dir: Optional[str] = None)[source]

Remove all on-disk files associated with this function.

Intended to mimic the functools.cache() behavior.

satpy.modifiers.angles.cache_to_zarr_if(cache_config_key: str, uncacheable_arg_types=(<class 'pyresample.geometry.SwathDefinition'>, <class 'xarray.core.dataarray.DataArray'>, <class 'dask.array.core.Array'>), sanitize_args_func: ~typing.Optional[~typing.Callable] = None) Callable[source]

Decorate a function and cache the results as a zarr array on disk.

This only happens if the satpy.config boolean value for the provided key is True as well as some other conditions. See ZarrCacheHelper for more information. Most importantly, this decorator does not limit how many items can be cached and does not clear out old entries. It is up to the user to manage the size of the cache.

satpy.modifiers.angles.get_angles(data_arr: DataArray) tuple[xarray.core.dataarray.DataArray, xarray.core.dataarray.DataArray, xarray.core.dataarray.DataArray, xarray.core.dataarray.DataArray][source]

Get sun and satellite azimuth and zenith angles.

Note that this function can benefit from the satpy.config parameters cache_lonlats and cache_sensor_angles being set to True.


data_arr – DataArray to get angles for. Information extracted from this object are .attrs["area"],``.attrs[“start_time”]``, and .attrs["orbital_parameters"]. See satpy.utils.get_satpos() and Metadata for more information. Additionally, the dask array chunk size is used when generating new arrays. The actual data of the object is not used.


Four DataArrays representing sensor azimuth angle, sensor zenith angle, solar azimuth angle, and solar zenith angle. All values are in degrees. Sensor angles are provided in the [0, 360] degree range. Solar angles are provided in the [-180, 180] degree range.

satpy.modifiers.angles.get_cos_sza(data_arr: DataArray) DataArray[source]

Generate the cosine of the solar zenith angle for the provided data.


DataArray with the same shape as data_arr.

satpy.modifiers.angles.get_satellite_zenith_angle(data_arr: DataArray) DataArray[source]

Generate satellite zenith angle for the provided data.

Note that this function can benefit from the satpy.config parameters cache_lonlats and cache_sensor_angles being set to True. Values are in degrees.

satpy.modifiers.angles.sunzen_corr_cos(data: Array, cos_zen: Array, limit: float = 88.0, max_sza: Optional[float] = 95.0) Array[source]

Perform Sun zenith angle correction.

The correction is based on the provided cosine of the zenith angle (cos_zen). The correction is limited to limit degrees (default: 88.0 degrees). For larger zenith angles, the correction is the same as at the limit if max_sza is None. The default behavior is to gradually reduce the correction past limit degrees up to max_sza where the correction becomes 0. Both data and cos_zen should be 2D arrays of the same shape.