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The climate data toolbox for MATLAB


Greene, CA and Thirumalai, K and Kearney, KA and Delgado, JM and Schwanghart, W and Wolfenbarger, NS and Thyng, KM and Gwyther, DE and Gardner, AS and Blankenship, DD, The climate data toolbox for MATLAB, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, (7) pp. 3774-3781. ISSN 1525-2027 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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Copyright 2019 American Geophysical Union

DOI: doi:10.1029/2019GC008392


Climate science is highly interdisciplinary by nature, so understanding interactions between Earth processes inherently warrants the use of analytical software that can operate across the disciplines of Earth science. Toward this end, we present the Climate Data Toolbox for MATLAB, which contains more than 100 functions that span the major climate-related disciplines of Earth science. The toolbox enables streamlined, entirely scriptable workflows that are intuitive to write and easy to share. Included are functions to evaluate uncertainty, perform matrix operations, calculate climate indices, and generate common data displays. Documentation is presented pedagogically, with thorough explanations of how each function works and tutorials showing how the toolbox can be used to replicate results of published studies. As a well-tested, well-documented platform for interdisciplinary collaborations, the Climate Data Toolbox for MATLAB aims to reduce time spent writing low-level code, let researchers focus on physics rather than coding and encourage more efficacious code sharing.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:climate data toolbox, MATLAB, climate change
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climate change processes
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate change models
UTAS Author:Gwyther, DE (Dr David Gwyther)
ID Code:133776
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:70
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2019-07-10
Last Modified:2021-01-05
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