Science projects with the Python MetPy library

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© Lead Image © Pavel Romanchenko,

© Lead Image © Pavel Romanchenko,

Article from Issue 235/2020

MetPy can help you answer your kids' science questions.

Are you stumped by your kids' homework? Sometimes answering their science questions can be quite challenging. Luckily, some great resources and software packages can help parents out of a homework jam. A good example is the MetPy Python library [1], which has some awesome thermodynamic and weather functions.

In this article, I introduce the MetPy library and show how it can be used to solve questions like: Can you make snow when it's above freezing? How much thinner is the air with altitude? How do you calculate wind chill?

Getting Started

To install the MetPy Python library, enter:


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