wind_components#

metpy.calc.wind_components(speed, wind_direction)[source]#

Calculate the U, V wind vector components from the speed and direction.

Parameters:
  • speed (pint.Quantity) – Wind speed (magnitude)

  • wind_direction (pint.Quantity) – Wind direction, specified as the direction from which the wind is blowing (0-2 pi radians or 0-360 degrees), with 360 degrees being North.

Returns:

u, v (tuple of pint.Quantity) – The wind components in the X (East-West) and Y (North-South) directions, respectively.

Examples

>>> from metpy.calc import wind_components
>>> from metpy.units import units
>>> wind_components(10. * units('m/s'), 225. * units.deg)
 (<Quantity(7.07106781, 'meter / second')>, <Quantity(7.07106781, 'meter / second')>)

Changed in version 1.0: Renamed wdir parameter to wind_direction

Examples using metpy.calc.wind_components#

Advanced Sounding

Advanced Sounding

Advanced Sounding Plot with Complex Layout

Advanced Sounding Plot with Complex Layout

Bulk Shear

Bulk Shear

Sounding Calculation Examples

Sounding Calculation Examples

Wind and Sea Level Pressure Interpolation

Wind and Sea Level Pressure Interpolation

Skew-T with Complex Layout

Skew-T with Complex Layout

Hodograph Inset

Hodograph Inset

Sounding as Dataset Example

Sounding as Dataset Example

Simple Sounding

Simple Sounding

Mesonet Station Plot

Mesonet Station Plot

Station Plot with Layout

Station Plot with Layout

Upper Air Sounding Tutorial

Upper Air Sounding Tutorial