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Using SatPy to Process Earth-observing Satellite Data

07/08/2019
8:00-12:00
David Hoese, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center
This tutorial is an introduction to SatPy, a python library for easily reading and working with earth-observing satellite data like that of the NOAA-20 VIIRS or GOES-16 ABI instruments. It is aimed at scientific users who would like to simplify some of their satellite data processing tasks. No previous experience with SatPy is needed. During this tutorial we’ll work through common satellite processing tasks using SatPy using Jupyter Notebook examples with real instrument data.

Prerequisites:

NumPy. SatPy depends on the xarray and dask libraries. Although the complexities of these libraries are generally hidden from SatPy users, beginner level familiarity with them will help.