Unidata Python Training Workshop

Using Python to solve atmospheric science problems

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2017 Regional Workshop at University of Wisconsin

  • When: 5-8 June 2017
  • Where: Madison, WI

NOTE: This is a tentative schedule and set of materials. The linked notebooks WILL BE revised.

Before the workshop

Monday, June 5th

Time Section Presenter Length
9:00 Introductions and Overview All 0:15
9:15 Software carpentry for science with git Ryan 1:00
10:15 Break   0:10
10:25 Conda and package management John 1:00
11:25 Jupyter notebooks John 0:40
12:05 Lunch   1:15
13:20 Primer Ryan 0:30
13:50 Time Series Plotting Ryan 1:30
15:20 Break   0:10
15:30 Upper Air and the Skew-T Log-P John 1:30
17:00 End of day 1    

Tuesday, June 6th

Time Section Presenter Length
9:00 Review and Questions All 0:10
9:10 Surface Data with Siphon/MetPy Ryan 1:30
10:40 Break   0:10
10:50 Working with Satellite Data John 1:30
12:20 Lunch   1:15
13:35 Accessing Model Data with Siphon/MetPy Ryan 1:30
15:05 Break   0:10
15:15 Command Line Tool Creation John 1:30
16:45 Wrap up All 0:20
17:00 End of day 2    

Wednesday, June 7th

AWIPS CAVE:

  • CAVE Perspective overview (D2D and NCP)
  • Gridded forecast models, satellite and radar imagery
  • Point & upper air obs, hazards, NSHARP
  • Map projections and product bundles
  • GEMPAK Capabilities in AWIPS
  • AWIPS site and user localization
  • Python API data access in the cloud
  • Grid rendering with Matplotlib
  • BUFR UA and sounding plots with MetPy
  • Imagery and polygon plots (Cartopy & Shapely)

Thursday, June 8th

Hack Day! Come for a day of working on code with Unidata developers:

  • Learn how to use GitHub to contribute to open source projects
  • Work on contributions (code, documentation, examples) to MetPy and Siphon
  • Get assistance using MetPy, Siphon, etc. on your own projects