4.2 MetPy: An Open-Source Toolkit for Meteorology

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 3:45 PM
Room 225 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO; and S. C. Arms

MetPy is an open-source Python package for meteorology, designed to fit well with the rest of the scientific Python stack (numpy, matplotlib, etc.). The guiding principle is to make MetPy easy to use with any dataset that can be read into Python, while trying to target GEMPAK-like functionality for scripting analysis and visualization. MetPy's general functionality breaks down into: reading data, meteorological calculations, and meteorology-specific plotting. As MetPy is still in early development, the developers are actively seeking feedback and contributions to foster MetPy as a true community resrouce. This presentation will give an overview of specific functionality in MetPy, a roadmap of planned additions, and encourage community participation on GitHub to further development of MetPy.
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