argopy: A Python library for Argo ocean data analysis

Type Article
Date 2020-09-01
Language English
Author(s) Maze GuillaumeORCID1, Balem KevinORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Brest, Ifremer, CNRS, IRD, LOPS, F‐29280 Plouzané, France
Source Journal of Open Source Software (475-9066) (Open Journals), 2020-09-01 , Vol. 5 , N. 33 , P. 2425 (4p.)
DOI 10.21105/joss.02425
Abstract

Argo is a real-time global ocean in situ observing system. It provides thousands of highly accurate ocean measurements every day. The Argo dataset has now accumulated more than 2.3 million vertical ocean profiles and accessing it for scientific analysis remains a challenge.

The Argo expert community, focused on delivering a curated dataset of the best scientific quality possible, has never provided its user base with a Python software package to easily access and manipulate Argo measurements: the argopy software aims to fill this gap. The argopy software can be used to easily fetch and manipulate measurements from Argo floats. It is dedicated to scientists without knowledge of the Argo data management system but is also designed to accommodate expert requirements.

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