Reads hdf5 files according to OPERA conventions

Please refer to the OPERA data model documentation [B1] in order to understand how an hdf5 file is organized that conforms to the OPERA ODIM_H5 conventions.

In contrast to other file readers under wradlib.io, this function will not return a two item tuple with (data, metadata). Instead, this function returns ONE dictionary that contains all the file contents - both data and metadata. The keys of the output dictionary conform to the Group/Subgroup directory branches of the original file. If the end member of a branch (or path) is “data”, then the corresponding item of output dictionary is a numpy array with actual data.

Any other end member (either how, where, and what) will contain the meta information applying to the corresponding level of the file hierarchy.


fname (string or file-like) – a hdf5 file path or file-like object


output (dict) – a dictionary that contains both data and metadata according to the original hdf5 file structure