The Climate Data Toolbox for MATLAB

Chad A. Greene, Kaustubh Thirumalai, Kelly A. Kearney, José Miguel Delgado, Wolfgang Schwanghart, Natalie S. Wolfenbarger, Kristen M. Thyng, David E. Gwyther, Alex S. Gardner, Donald D. Blankenship

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3774-3781
Number of pages8
JournalGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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