Python-Focused Software Training Workshop at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks will be hosting a Unidata Regional Software Training Workshop April 22-23, 2020. Unidata software developers will be leading the two-day 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 local students and staff; we encourage those within the state of Alaska to consider attending. Financial support is available for those that must travel from outside Fairbanks.

MetPy
Station plot created with MetPy

MetPy / Siphon Topics
  • The Scientific Python Ecosystem
  • Introduction to Numpy
  • Introduction to Pandas
  • Introduction to Xarray
  • Introduction to Matplotlib
  • Introduction to MetPy
  • Introduction to Siphon
  • Pythonic Data Analysis
  • Making maps with Cartopy
  • Plotting SkewTs with MetPy
  • Working with Satellite Data
  • Working with Model Output
  • QG Analysis with MetPy
Schedule and Details

The workshop will be held in the Akasofu Building (IARC), Room 501
2160 N. Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
from 8:30am to 4:30pm on April 22-23, 2020.

The workshop cost is $25. Attendees should bring their own laptop if possible. Total seating is limited to 35 participants.

For additional information and to register for the workshop, visit the Workshop Web Page

Questions?

Contact Dr. Nicole Mölders.

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