Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Journal of Open Source Software
ocean_data_tools simplifies the process of extracting, formatting, and visualizing freely-available oceanographic data. A wealth of oceanographic data (from research cruises, autonomous floats, global ocean models, etc.) is accessible online. However, many oceanographers and environmental scientists (particularly those from subdisciplines not accustomed to working with large datasets) can be dissuaded from utilizing this data because of the overhead associated with determining how to batch download data and format it into easily-manipulable data structures. ocean_data_tools solves this problem by allowing the user to transform common oceanographic data sources into uniform structure arrays, call general functions on these structure arrays, perform custom calculations, and make graphics.
oceanographic data, software, MATLAB
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Ferris, Laur, ocean_data_tools: A MATLAB toolbox for interacting with bulk freely-available oceanographic data (2020). Journal of Open Source Software, 5(54), 2497.