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MetPy Mondays #96 - Pandas Multi-Index Dataframes

Pandas data frames are powerful, but did you know that they can have more than a single index? Check it out on this week's MetPy Monday!

MetPy Mondays #95 - Hurricane Dorian Mapping

Learn how to use shapefiles from the National Hurricane Center to make a map of Dorian's path!

MetPy Mondays #94 - Pandas Column Cleanup

This week we clean up our columns in pandas with rename and drop!

MetPy Monday's #93 - Pandas and Datetime Indexes

This week join us to learn about pandas datetime indexes and how to leverage them!

Converting Ugly Text to Beautiful Maps:
Adding METAR Support in MetPy

Max Grover
Max Grover

The primary task that I completed this summer was adding METAR functionality to MetPy. METAR stands for METeorological Aerodrome Report. METARs contain information about surface data including temperature, dew point, wind speed and direction, and several other meteorological variables. Prior to this summer, MetPy did not have the ability to parse METARs. Also, the current parser that is used to generate netCDF files on the Unidata THREDDS server had a substantial amount of missing data. By adding METAR parsing tools, we made additional surface data available to the user, making it easier to make high quality surface maps using MetPy.

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