In case you missed it — here's a recap of news from the Unidata Program Center for the month of January, 2021.
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Upcoming deadlines to be aware of:
|26 March||Submission deadline for 2021 Unidata Community Equipment Award proposals.|
Highlights from last month:
Version 1.0 of MetPy is now available. MetPy is a collection of tools in Python for reading, visualizing, and performing calculations with weather data. The project aims to mesh well with the rest of the scientific Python ecosystem, including the Numpy, Scipy, and Matplotlib projects, adding functionality specific to meteorology.
Version 1.0 of the MetPy collection of tools in Python for reading, visualizing, and performing calculations with weather data marks the development team's commitment to keep the package's public API stable through a series of 1.x version releases. Read on for more on new MetPy features, resources, and other news.
For the spring 2021 term, Unidata is once again offering to provide universities (or individual instructors) access to cloud-based JupyterHub servers tailored to the needs of university atmospheric science courses and workshops.
On the Developer's Blog
Unidata Program Center developers write regularly on technical topics on the Unidata Developer's Blog. Last month, the ongoing MetPy Mondays series touched on several topics related to the expanded xarray support built in to MetPy version 1.0.
Governing Committee News
Unidata's Users Committee will meet in virtual meetings February 2021, with follow-on meetings being scheduled for later in the spring.
Unidata's Strategic Advisory Committee will meet in virtual meetings February 16 and 25, 2021, with follow-on meetings being scheduled for later in the spring.