The SkewTplus package provides tools to easily read atmospheric sounding data from different formats (University of Wyoming and ARM) and create SkewT sounding plots along with parcel diagnostics (CAPE,CIN,etc.).
This package is an extended version of the SkewT Python package developed by Thomas Chubb. The original SkewT package was extended in a way that the vertical soundings plots are handled by a new class skewT.figure. The new SkewT class extends the base matplolib’s Figure class with an interface similar to matplolib’s pyplot. It also allows to create Skew-T type plots in a simple way. This new class allows a complete control over the Figure properties like multiple plots (normal axis and Skew-T axis). In addition, the thermodynamics module was improved. All the intensive computations were migrated to Cython and parallelized.
The pyVET provides a python implementation of the Variational Echo Tracking presented by Laroche and Zawazdki (1995). This algorithm is used by the McGill Algorithm for Prediction by Lagrangian Extrapolation (MAPLE) described in Germann and Zawadzki (2002).