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Package to subsample World Ocean Atlas climatology.

Project description

ATENTION, this package is deprecated. All functionalities were absorbed by oceansdb (

Package to subsample, or interpolate, World Ocean Atlas climatology to any coordinates.

This package started with functions to obtain climatological values to compare with measured data, allowing a quality control check by comparison. It hence needed to work for any coordinates requested. I recently split these functionalities from CoTeDe into this standalone package to allow more people to use it for other purposes.


  • If the WOA database files are not localy available, download it.
  • Extract, or interpolate if necessary, climatologic data on requested coordinates;
  • Can request a single point, a profile or a section;
  • Ready to handle -180 to 180 or 0 to 360 coordinate system;

Quick howto use

Inside python:

from pyWOA import WOA

db = WOA()

To get temperature at one point:
t = db[‘TEMP’].extract(var=’t_mn’, doy=136.875, depth=0, lat=17.5, lon=-37.5)
To get one profile of salinity:
t = db[‘PSAL’].extract(var=’t_mn’, doy=136.875, depth=[0, 10, 15, 18], lat=17.5, lon=-37.5)
To get a full depth section of temperature:
t = db[‘TEMP’].extract(var=’t_mn’, doy=136.875, lat=17.5, lon=[-39, -37.5, -35])


0.1.0 (2015-02-09)

  • Generalized interpolator. Extract climatology for point, profile or section.

0.0.1 (2015-12-13)

  • First release on PyPI. Extracted from CoTeDe to be a standalone package.

pre-released (~2006)

  • The first version was developed in support to quality control thermosalinographs at NOAA. It was later injected inside CoTeDe.

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