Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2351–2369, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2351–2369, 2021

Model description paper 03 May 2021

Model description paper | 03 May 2021

pyPI (v1.3): Tropical Cyclone Potential Intensity Calculations in Python

Daniel M. Gilford

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Potential intensity (PI) is a tropical cyclone's maximum speed limit given by modeling the storm as a thermal heat engine. pyPI is the first software package fully documenting the PI algorithm and translating it to Python. This study details/validates the underlying PI model and demonstrates its use in tropical cyclone intensity research. pyPI supports open science and transparency in the tropical meteorological community and is ideally suited for ongoing community development and improvement.