plot.ppi {bioRad}R Documentation

Plot a plan position indicator (ppi)

Description

Plot a plan position indicator (PPI) generated with ppi using ggplot

Usage

## S3 method for class 'ppi'
plot(
  x,
  param,
  xlim,
  ylim,
  zlim = c(-20, 20),
  ratio = 1,
  na.value = "transparent",
  ...
)

Arguments

x

An object of class ppi.

param

The scan parameter to plot, see details below.

xlim

Range of x values to plot.

ylim

Range of y values to plot.

zlim

The range of parameter values to plot.

ratio

Aspect ratio between x and y scale.

na.value

ggplot argument setting the plot color of NA values

...

Arguments passed to low level ggplot function.

Details

Available scan paramaters for plotting can by printed to screen by summary(x). Commonly available parameters are:

"DBZH", "DBZ"

(Logged) reflectivity factor (dBZ)

"TH", "T"

(Logged) uncorrected reflectivity factor (dBZ)

"VRADH", "VRAD"

Radial velocity (m/s). Radial velocities towards the radar are negative, while radial velocities away from the radar are positive

"RHOHV"

Correlation coefficient (unitless). Correlation between vertically polarized and horizontally polarized reflectivity factor

"PHIDP"

Differential phase (degrees)

"ZDR"

(Logged) differential reflectivity (dB)

The scan parameters are named according to the OPERA data information model (ODIM), see Table 16 in the ODIM specification.

Examples

# load an example scan:
data(example_scan)

# print to screen the available scan parameters:
summary(example_scan)

# make ppi for the scan
ppi <- project_as_ppi(example_scan)

# plot the first scan parameter, which in this case is "VRADH":
plot(ppi)

# plot the reflectivity parameter:
plot(ppi, param = "DBZH")

# change the range of reflectivities to plot, from -10 to 10 dBZ:
plot(ppi, param = "DBZH", zlim = c(-10, 10))

# change the scale name and colour scheme, using viridis colors:
plot(ppi, param = "DBZH", zlim = c(-10, 10)) + viridis::scale_fill_viridis(name = "dBZ")

[Package bioRad version 0.5.2 Index]