MetPy Mondays #13 - Temperature Units

One of the most common support questions we get regarding MetPy is why temperature calculations fail. As it turns out, temperature units are a bit strange as they have an offset relative to an absolute value and a scaling factor. Learn how to properly handle temperature in your calculations with this week's MetPy Monday!

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Contributor License Agreement for Unidata Projects

Unidata hosts a variety of Open Source software projects on GitHub. We use the Open Source model because we believe strongly that broad participation in all aspects of Unidata's work is essential to achieving the Unidata community's goals. Developing software that focuses on community needs is one of our main objectives, and participation by community members in all aspects of the development process — from coding to testing, documenting, and commenting — is incredibly valuable.

As community participation in Unidata's Open Source efforts grows, we are facing increasingly complex situations surrounding contributions made to Unidata-hosted projects. As a result, we have decided to begin requiring that community members who wish to contribute code to Unidata projects on GitHub agree to the Unidata Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

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MetPy Mondays #12 - Citing MetPy

When writing research papers, we all cite other papers that we read, datasets that we use, but do you cite the software you use? Just like papers, software can be cited if it was used in your research. Citing MetPy has never been easier! We have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), prebuilt BibTeX entry, and AMS citation. Using the Crosscite tool you can also generate a citation in just about any format imaginable! You can also tell the software engineers how you use MetPy with our Say Thanks page.

MetPy Mondays #11 - Plotting GOES-16 Data with Widgets

Everyone has been really excited about exploring the incredibly high resolution GOES-16 imagery that is now available in an experimental capacity. We host some of this data on out THREDDS test server and it can be ingested with siphon and plotted in Python! In this week’s MetPy Monday we’ll go over how to use interactive widgets to select the region and channel to plot and produce images from the data.

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MetPy Monday #10 - Harvey and Irma

Seisminc noise from hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma

Wow! We’ve had a very active couple of weeks in the Atlantic and I wanted to break the planned series of MetPy Monday posts with a bit of timely data analysis and some interesting animations. The new (and still experimental/non-operational) GOES-16 satellite has provided us with some incredible views of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and likely will with Jose as well.

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