This software, written in the Python programming language, estimates turbulence from Doppler radar data. It ingests radar data using the Department of Energy’s Py-ART open-source radar software toolkit.

Python is open-source and object-oriented, and has a large and growing scientific user community. Moving turbulence-related software to Python takes advantage of this. An importable Python module estimates atmospheric turbulence using the Python scientific computing language.

This work was done by Timothy Lang of Marshall Space Flight Center. This software is available for use. To request a copy, please visit https://software.nasa.gov/software/MFS-33237-1 .


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