summary.vp {bioRad}R Documentation

Inspect a vertical profile (vp)

Description

R base functions for inspecting a vertical profile of biological targets (vp) object.

Usage

## S3 method for class 'vp'
summary(object, ...)

is.vp(x)

## S3 method for class 'vp'
dim(x)

Arguments

object

A vp object.

...

Additional arguments affecting the summary produced.

x

A vp object.

Details

A vertical profile of biological targets contains a collection of quantities, organized in different (typically equally spaced) altitude layers (height bins) above the earth's surface. A vertical profile (vp) object is a list containing:

Value

For is.vp(): TRUE for an object of class vp, otherwise FALSE.

For dim.vp(): number of heights and quantities in a vertical profile (vp).

Conventions

It depends on a radar's detection threshold or signal to noise ratio whether it safe to assume an undetect is equivalent to zero. When dealing with close range data only (within 35 km), it is typically safe to assume aerial densities (dens) and reflectivities (eta) are in fact zero in case of undetects.

See Also

Examples

# Load the example vertical profile
vp <- example_vp

# Verify that it is an object of class vp
is.vp(vp)

# Get summary info
vp # Same as summary(vp) or print(vp)

# Get dimensions
dim(vp)

[Package bioRad version 0.5.2 Index]