Downloading the mea (i.e., measurements of the vertical profile of atmosphere) sounding data

meteo_sounding(wmo_id, yy, mm, dd, hh)

Arguments

wmo_id

international WMO station code (World Meteorological Organization ID); For Polish stations: Łeba - 12120, Legionowo - 12374, Wrocław- 12425

yy

year - single number

mm

month - single number denoting month

dd

day - single number denoting day

hh

hour - single number denoting initial hour of sounding; for most stations this measurement is done twice a day (i.e. at 12 and 00 UTC), sporadically 4 times a day

Source

http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html

Value

Returns two lists with values described at: weather.uwyo.edu ; The first list contains:

  1. PRES - Pressure (hPa)

  2. HGHT - Height (metres)

  3. TEMP - Temperature (C)

  4. DWPT - Dew point (C)

  5. RELH - Relative humidity (

  6. MIXR - Mixing ratio (g/kg)

  7. DRCT - Wind direction (deg)

  8. SKNT - Wind speed (knots)

  9. THTA = (K)

  10. THTE = (K)

  11. THTV = (K)

The second list contains metadata and calculated thermodynamic / atmospheric instability indices

Examples

sounding <- meteo_sounding(wmo_id = 12120, yy = 2019, mm = 4, dd = 4, hh = 0) head(sounding)
#> [[1]] #> PRES HGHT TEMP DWPT RELH MIXR DRCT SKNT THTA THTE THTV #> 1 1008.0 6 9.4 -5.6 34 2.51 130 16 281.9 289.2 282.3 #> 2 1000.0 68 9.4 -6.6 32 2.34 140 19 282.6 289.4 282.9 #> 3 977.0 260 8.4 -7.6 31 2.22 153 30 283.4 290.0 283.8 #> 4 960.0 405 8.8 -7.2 32 2.33 163 39 285.3 292.2 285.7 #> 5 956.0 440 9.6 -6.1 32 2.54 165 41 286.4 294.0 286.9 #> 6 946.0 527 11.6 -3.4 35 3.16 173 38 289.3 298.7 289.9 #> 7 937.0 607 11.8 -2.4 37 3.44 180 35 290.3 300.5 290.9 #> 8 925.0 715 12.0 -1.0 41 3.86 180 27 291.6 303.1 292.2 #> 9 924.0 724 12.2 -0.8 41 3.92 180 27 291.9 303.6 292.6 #> 10 889.0 1044 9.4 -1.3 47 3.94 170 17 292.2 304.0 292.9 #> 11 850.0 1416 6.2 -1.8 57 3.96 160 17 292.6 304.4 293.3 #> 12 832.0 1590 4.7 -3.0 57 3.71 160 16 292.9 304.0 293.5 #> 13 793.0 1980 1.4 -5.6 60 3.19 160 17 293.4 303.0 293.9 #> 14 756.0 2359 -2.1 -6.0 75 3.24 160 19 293.6 303.4 294.1 #> 15 713.0 2824 -6.5 -6.5 100 3.31 143 21 293.7 303.7 294.3 #> 16 708.0 2879 -7.1 -7.2 99 3.16 141 21 293.6 303.2 294.2 #> 17 705.0 2912 -6.9 -8.4 89 2.90 140 21 294.2 303.1 294.8 #> 18 700.0 2968 -6.5 -10.3 74 2.51 140 21 295.3 303.0 295.7 #> 19 668.0 3332 -8.9 -15.9 57 1.67 147 21 296.5 301.8 296.8 #> 20 647.0 3578 -10.9 -18.9 52 1.34 151 21 297.0 301.3 297.2 #> 21 617.0 3942 -11.7 -28.7 23 0.58 158 20 300.1 302.1 300.2 #> 22 569.0 4554 -16.9 -34.7 20 0.36 170 19 301.1 302.3 301.1 #> 23 560.0 4675 -17.9 -35.9 19 0.32 163 18 301.2 302.4 301.3 #> 24 556.0 4728 -18.3 -35.8 20 0.32 160 17 301.3 302.5 301.4 #> 25 521.0 5209 -22.3 -35.3 30 0.37 171 17 302.2 303.5 302.3 #> 26 508.0 5394 -23.7 -30.7 53 0.59 175 17 302.7 304.7 302.8 #> 27 500.0 5510 -24.5 -32.5 47 0.50 170 19 303.1 304.9 303.2 #> 28 492.0 5628 -25.3 -38.3 29 0.29 168 20 303.5 304.6 303.6 #> 29 474.0 5898 -27.1 -32.1 62 0.55 165 22 304.6 306.5 304.6 #> 30 462.0 6082 -28.3 -39.3 34 0.28 162 23 305.3 306.3 305.3 #> 31 453.0 6222 -29.5 -39.0 39 0.29 160 23 305.5 306.6 305.6 #> 32 417.0 6809 -34.4 -37.6 73 0.36 185 16 306.5 307.8 306.6 #> 33 415.0 6843 -34.7 -37.5 76 0.37 183 15 306.6 307.9 306.6 #> 34 406.0 6996 -35.6 -41.0 58 0.26 175 14 307.3 308.2 307.3 #> 35 400.0 7100 -36.3 -43.3 48 0.21 180 12 307.7 308.5 307.8 #> 36 360.0 7820 -43.1 -46.5 69 0.16 184 13 308.0 308.6 308.1 #> 37 355.0 7912 -43.9 -47.6 66 0.15 185 14 308.2 308.8 308.3 #> 38 345.0 8102 -45.4 -49.8 61 0.12 175 14 308.7 309.1 308.7 #> 39 333.0 8337 -47.3 -52.5 55 0.09 195 14 309.2 309.6 309.2 #> 40 321.0 8581 -49.3 -55.3 49 0.07 190 15 309.7 310.0 309.7 #> 41 301.0 8999 -53.1 -55.2 78 0.07 180 17 310.1 310.4 310.1 #> 42 300.0 9020 -53.3 -55.6 76 0.07 180 17 310.1 310.4 310.1 #> 43 278.0 9502 -56.5 -59.9 65 0.04 165 17 312.3 312.5 312.3 #> 44 260.0 9926 -59.3 -63.7 56 0.03 178 19 314.2 314.4 314.2 #> 45 250.0 10170 -61.3 -64.8 63 0.03 185 19 314.8 314.9 314.8 #> 46 249.0 10195 -61.5 -65.0 63 0.02 187 19 314.9 315.0 314.9 #> 47 247.0 10245 -61.7 -65.4 61 0.02 190 19 315.3 315.4 315.3 #> 48 232.0 10630 -63.5 -68.5 51 0.02 180 17 318.3 318.3 318.3 #> 49 230.0 10684 -63.1 -69.4 42 0.01 180 19 319.6 319.7 319.6 #> 50 223.0 10874 -61.7 -72.7 22 0.01 191 20 324.6 324.7 324.6 #> 51 214.0 11130 -61.0 -73.9 17 0.01 205 21 329.6 329.6 329.6 #> 52 205.0 11397 -60.3 -75.2 13 0.01 205 21 334.7 334.8 334.7 #> 53 200.0 11550 -59.9 -75.9 11 0.01 170 14 337.8 337.8 337.8 #> 54 199.0 11582 -59.8 -76.0 10 0.01 165 14 338.4 338.4 338.4 #> 55 194.0 11742 -59.4 -76.8 9 0.01 170 17 341.6 341.6 341.6 #> 56 187.0 11973 -58.7 -78.0 7 0.00 210 19 346.3 346.3 346.3 #> 57 172.0 12499 -57.2 -80.5 4 0.00 230 17 357.1 357.1 357.1 #> 58 152.0 13277 -54.9 -84.3 1 0.00 235 19 373.8 373.8 373.8 #> 59 150.0 13360 -54.7 -84.7 1 0.00 230 19 375.6 375.6 375.6 #> 60 149.0 13403 -54.3 -84.3 1 0.00 227 20 377.0 377.1 377.0 #> 61 147.0 13489 -54.4 -84.3 1 0.00 220 21 378.3 378.4 378.3 #> 62 139.0 13845 -54.8 -84.6 1 0.00 245 21 383.8 383.8 383.8 #> 63 134.0 14078 -55.0 -84.7 1 0.00 225 21 387.4 387.4 387.4 #> 64 127.0 14419 -55.3 -84.9 1 0.00 240 25 392.8 392.8 392.8 #> 65 117.0 14941 -55.9 -85.3 1 0.00 225 31 401.1 401.1 401.1 #> 66 104.0 15690 -56.6 -85.7 1 0.00 240 27 413.4 413.4 413.4 #> 67 100.0 15940 -56.9 -85.9 1 0.00 225 25 417.5 417.5 417.5 #> 68 70.0 18190 -57.7 -86.7 1 0.00 250 37 460.6 460.6 460.6 #> 69 50.0 20300 -58.3 -87.3 1 0.00 265 41 505.7 505.7 505.7 #> 70 30.0 23490 -59.7 -88.7 1 0.01 255 52 581.3 581.4 581.3 #> 71 24.1 24840 -61.1 -89.6 1 0.01 270 62 614.8 614.8 614.8 #> 72 20.0 25990 -62.3 -90.3 1 0.01 270 45 644.8 644.8 644.8 #> 73 10.0 30310 -57.5 -87.5 1 0.02 280 45 803.9 804.1 803.9 #> 74 5.3 NA NA NA NA NA 275 60 NA NA NA #> #> [[2]] #> parameter value #> 1 Observation time 190404/0000 #> 2 Station latitude 54.75 #> 3 Station longitude 17.53 #> 4 Station elevation 6.0 #> 5 Showalter index 1.45 #> 6 Lifted index 10.95 #> 7 LIFT computed using virtual temperature 10.98 #> 8 SWEAT index 142.39 #> 9 K index 25.10 #> 10 Cross totals index 22.70 #> 11 Vertical totals index 30.70 #> 12 Totals totals index 53.40 #> 13 Convective Available Potential Energy 0.00 #> 14 CAPE using virtual temperature 0.00 #> 15 Convective Inhibition 0.00 #> 16 CINS using virtual temperature 0.00 #> 17 Bulk Richardson Number 0.00 #> 18 Bulk Richardson Number using CAPV 0.00 #> 19 Temp [K] of the Lifted Condensation Level 263.23 #> 20 Pres [hPa] of the Lifted Condensation Level 766.45 #> 21 Mean mixed layer potential temperature 284.04 #> 22 Mean mixed layer mixing ratio 2.37 #> 23 1000 hPa to 500 hPa thickness 5442.00 #> 24 Precipitable water [mm] for entire sounding 12.73 #>
plot(sounding[[1]]$HGHT, sounding[[1]]$PRES, type = 'l')