Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop August 30-31, 2018. Unidata software developers will be leading the Python-focused workshop, which will cover the use of the MetPy and Siphon packages in the context of atmospheric science. A basic familiarity with Python is assumed — check out the Unidata Online Python Training for a refresher.
Unidata holds regional workshops in part to facilitate easy access to software training for those who may not be able to travel to training workshops held at the Unidata Program Center in Boulder, Colorado. Attendance is explicitly not limited to Jackson State students and staff; we encourage those within easy travel distance to consider attending.
MetPy / Siphon Topics
- Getting Python packages w/Conda
- Jupyter notebook introduction
- Introduction to Numpy
- Introduction to MetPy
- Reading data with Siphon
- Upper air data analysis and the Skew-T
- Making maps with Cartopy
- Working with satellite data
- Surface data analysis
- Working with Model data
- Time-series analysis
Schedule and Details
For a more detailed schedule with links to the Jupyter notebooks that will be used in the workshop, see 2018 Regional Workshop at Jackson State University.
There is no cost to attend the workshop. (There will be light refreshments, but lunch is not provided.) Lab computers will be available, or bring your laptop. (There are 20 lab computers available.) Total seating is limited to 25 participants.
Contact Dr. Dereka L. Carroll-Smith.