metpy.calc.vertical_velocity(omega, pressure, temperature, mixing=0)[source]

Calculate w from omega assuming hydrostatic conditions.

This function converts vertical velocity with respect to pressure \(\left(\omega = \frac{Dp}{Dt}\right)\) to that with respect to height \(\left(w = \frac{Dz}{Dt}\right)\) assuming hydrostatic conditions on the synoptic scale. By Equation 7.33 in [Hobbs2006],

so that

Density (\(\rho\)) is calculated using the density() function, from the given pressure and temperature. If mixing is given, the virtual temperature correction is used, otherwise, dry air is assumed.

  • omega (pint.Quantity) – Vertical velocity in terms of pressure
  • pressure (pint.Quantity) – Total atmospheric pressure
  • temperature (pint.Quantity) – Air temperature
  • mixing (pint.Quantity, optional) – Mixing ratio of air

pint.Quantity – Vertical velocity in terms of height (in meters / second)