Interface to NUCAPS Retrieval NetCDF files.
NUCAPS stands for NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System. NUCAPS retrievals include temperature, moisture, trace gas, and cloud-cleared radiance profiles. Product details can be found at:
This reader supports both standard NOAA NUCAPS EDRs, and Science EDRs, which are essentially a subset of the standard EDRs with some additional parameters such as relative humidity and boundary layer temperature.
NUCAPS data is derived from Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) data, and from Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) data, instruments onboard Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft.
- class satpy.readers.nucaps.NUCAPSFileHandler(*args, **kwargs)[source]
File handler for NUCAPS netCDF4 format.
Initialize file handler.
- property end_orbit_number
Return orbit number for the end of the swath.
- property end_time
Get end time.
- property platform_name
Return standard platform name for the file’s data.
- property sensor_names
Return standard sensor or instrument name for the file’s data.
- property start_orbit_number
Return orbit number for the beginning of the swath.
- property start_time
Get start time.
- class satpy.readers.nucaps.NUCAPSReader(config_files, mask_surface=True, mask_quality=True, **kwargs)[source]
Reader for NUCAPS NetCDF4 files.
Configure reader behavior.
mask_surface (boolean) – mask anything below the surface pressure
mask_quality (boolean) – mask anything where the Quality_Flag metadata is
- load(dataset_keys, previous_datasets=None, pressure_levels=None)[source]
Load data from one or more set of files.
pressure_levels – mask out certain pressure levels: True for all levels (min, max) for a range of pressure levels […] list of levels to include
Convert config dataset entries to DataIDs.
Special handling is done to provide level specific datasets for any pressured based datasets. For example, a dataset is added for each pressure level of ‘Temperature’ with each new dataset being named ‘Temperature_Xmb’ where X is the pressure level.