, qty='RATE', **kwargs)#

Import a precipitation field (and optionally the quality field) from a HDF5 file conforming to the ODIM specification. Important: Currently, only the Pan-European (OPERA) and the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile (DPC) radar composites are correctly supported. Other ODIM-compliant files may not be read correctly.

  • filename (str) – Name of the file to import.

  • qty – The quantity to read from the file. The currently supported identitiers are: ‘RATE’=instantaneous rain rate (mm/h), ‘ACRR’=hourly rainfall accumulation (mm) and ‘DBZH’=max-reflectivity (dBZ). The default value is ‘RATE’.

  • dtype (str) – Data-type to which the array is cast. Valid values: “float32”, “float64”, “single”, and “double”.

  • fillna (float or np.nan) – Value used to represent the missing data (“No Coverage”). By default, np.nan is used.


out – A three-element tuple containing the OPERA product for the requested quantity and the associated quality field and metadata. The quality field is read from the file if it contains a dataset whose quantity identifier is ‘QIND’.

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