Abandoning Iris

Seven years ago, when I first started working with climate model output and analysis within Python, the software stack we had available was pretty shoddy. Although direct interfaces to netCDF (the de facto standard data format in climate science) existed, they could be kind of clunky. They didn't have smart…

Plotting HYCOM/RTOFS SST data in Python

Based on this notebook, which highlights some basics on reading in RTOFS/netCDF output into Python, manipulating that data, and plotting it. For additional examples, Filipe Fernandes has a great example of similar operations on his blog. import netCDF4 as nc import numpy as np %matplotlib inline import matplotlib.pyplot…