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Provides NIMROD file format capabilities.

class iris.fileformats.nimrod.NimrodField(from_file=None)[source]#

Bases: object

A data field from a NIMROD file.

Capable of converting itself into a Cube


Met Office (2003): Met Office Rain Radar Data from the NIMROD System. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.

Create a NimrodField object and optionally read from an open file.


with open("nimrod_file", "rb") as infile:
    field = NimrodField(infile)

Read the next field from the given file object.

iris.fileformats.nimrod.load_cubes(filenames, callback=None)[source]#

Load cubes from a list of NIMROD filenames.

  • filenames – List of NIMROD filenames to load.

  • callback (optional) – A function which can be passed on to


The resultant cubes may not be in the same order as in the files.