thunder: Computation and Visualisation of Atmospheric Convective Parameters

Collection of functions for rapid computation and visualisation of convective parameters commonly used in the operational prediction of severe convective storms. Core algorithm is based on a highly optimized 'C++' code linked into 'R' via 'Rcpp'. Highly efficient engine allows to derive thermodynamic and kinematic parameters from large numerical datasets such as reanalyses or operational Numerical Weather Prediction models in a reasonable amount of time. Package has been developed since 2017 by research meteorologists specializing in severe thunderstorms.

Version: 0.3.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: Rcpp (≥, climate, dplyr, aiRthermo
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: RadioSonde, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 2.0.0), covr
Published: 2022-02-28
Author: Bartosz Czernecki ORCID iD [aut, cre], Mateusz Taszarek ORCID iD [aut], Piotr Szuster ORCID iD [aut], Doug Nychka [ctb], Eric Gilleland [ctb], Liangying Zhang [ctb], Tim Hoar [ctb]
Maintainer: Bartosz Czernecki <nwp at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: README
CRAN checks: thunder results


Reference manual: thunder.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to the thundeR package


Package source: thunder_0.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): thunder_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): thunder_0.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): thunder_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): thunder_0.3.0.tgz
Old sources: thunder archive


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