metpy.calc.lfc(pressure, temperature, dewpt, parcel_temperature_profile=None)[source]

Calculate the level of free convection (LFC).

This works by finding the first intersection of the ideal parcel path and the measured parcel temperature.

  • pressure (pint.Quantity) – The atmospheric pressure
  • temperature (pint.Quantity) – The temperature at the levels given by pressure
  • dewpt (pint.Quantity) – The dew point at the levels given by pressure
  • parcel_temperature_profile (pint.Quantity, optional) – The parcel temperature profile from which to calculate the LFC. Defaults to the surface parcel profile.

pint.Quantity – The LFC pressure and temperature

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