During the last few months we’ve been working on a new interface for the OGGM-Edu notebooks. Our goal is to provide students and educators with an easy and intuitive way to interact and experiment with OGGM, even with limited coding experience.
oggm-edu python package now ships five entirely new classes:
Glacier: the main way to evolve and plot a glacier
SurgingGlacier: similar to
Glacier, but surging!
GlacierBed: makes it easy to create linear and non-linear glacier bed.
Massbalance: create a simple (or complex!) mass balance profile for the
GlacierCollection: a storage container for multiple
Glaciers, making it possible to perform experiments on multiple glaciers.
Creating a glacier is now very simple! We have also improved the plotting routines greatly:
from oggm_edu import MassBalance, GlacierBed, Glacier # Create the bed bed = GlacierBed(top=3400, bottom=1500, width=300) # And the mass balance mass_balance = MassBalance(ela=3000, gradient=4) # And finally the glacier! glacier = Glacier(bed=bed, mass_balance=mass_balance) glacier.plot()
To grow the glacier there we can either progress the glacier to a specified year:
Or progress the glacier to equilibrium:
It is just as easy to inspect the history of the length, volume and area of the glacier:
This is just a small part of what is possible with the new interface. We hope that you will find this interesting, and are waiting for your feedback!