metpy.calc.vertical_totals(pressure, temperature)#

Calculate Vertical Totals from the pressure and temperature.

Vertical Totals formula derived from [Miller1972]: VT = T850 - T500


T850 is the temperature at 850 hPa T500 is the temperature at 500 hPa

Calculation of the Vertical Totals is defined as the temperature difference between 850 hPa and 500 hPa. This is a part of the Total Totals Index.

  • pressure (pint.Quantity) – Pressure level(s), in order from highest to lowest pressure

  • temperature (pint.Quantity) – Temperature corresponding to pressure


pint.Quantity – Vertical Totals