geocat.comp.interpolation.interp_hybrid_to_pressure(data, ps, hyam, hybm, p0=100000.0, new_levels=array([100000., 92500., 85000., 70000., 50000., 40000., 30000., 25000., 20000., 15000., 10000., 7000., 5000., 3000., 2000., 1000., 700., 500., 300., 200., 100.], dtype=float32), lev_dim=None, method='linear', extrapolate=False, variable=None, t_bot=None, phi_sfc=None)#

Interpolate and extrapolate data from hybrid-sigma levels to isobaric levels. Keeps attributes (i.e. metadata) of the input data in the output as default.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We’d like to thank to Brian Medeiros, Matthew Long, and Deepak Cherian at NCAR for their great contributions since the code implemented here is mostly based on their work.

  • data (xarray.DataArray) – Multidimensional data array of hybrid-sigma levels and has a lev_dim coordinate.

  • ps (xarray.DataArray) – A multi-dimensional array of surface pressures (Pa), same time/space shape as data.

  • hyam, hybm (xarray.DataArray) – One-dimensional arrays containing the hybrid A and B coefficients. Must have the same dimension size as the lev_dim dimension of data.

  • p0 (float, optional) – Scalar numeric value equal to surface reference pressure (Pa). Defaults to 100000 Pa.

  • new_levels (numpy.ndarray, optional) – A one-dimensional array of output pressure levels (Pa). If not given, the mandatory list of 21 pressure levels is used.

  • lev_dim (str, optional) – String that is the name of level dimension in data. Defaults to “lev”.

  • method (str, optional) – String that is the interpolation method; can be either “linear” or “log”. Defaults to “linear”.

  • extrapolate (bool, optional) – If True, below ground extrapolation for variable will be done using an ECMWF formulation. Defaults to False.

  • variable (str, optional) – String representing what variable is extrapolated below surface level. Temperature extrapolation = “temperature”. Geopotential height extrapolation = “geopotential”. All other variables = “other”. If “other”, the value of data at the lowest model level will be used as the below ground fill value. Required if extrapolate is True.

  • t_bot (xarray.DataArray, optional) – Temperature in Kelvin at the lowest layer of the model. Not necessarily the same as surface temperature. Required if extrapolate is True and variable is not 'other'

  • phi_sfc (xarray.DataArray, optional) – Geopotential in J/kg at the lowest layer of the model. Not necessarily the same as surface geopotential. Required if extrapolate is True and variable is not 'other'.


output (xarray.DataArray) – Interpolated data with isobaric levels

See also

Related NCL Functions: vinth2p, vinth2p_ecmwf