NOAA-ESRL Observation Package (ObsPack) Data Products (obspack / std)


This plugin reads from the NOAA-ESRL ObsPack format. Data can be downloaded here: ``__.

ObsPack are provided with two possible format, as text files or NetCDF files. The present plugins automatically parses files depending on their extension (.txt or .nc).


This is a preliminary version of a full parser for ObsPack. Many options and different cases are not dealt with, e.g.:

  • different scales

  • different units

  • non-stationary platforms are not perfectly dealt with in CIF; horizontal move is fine, but vertical profiles are incorrectly sampled

  • etc.

Yaml arguments

The following arguments are used to configure the plugin. pyCIF will return an exception at the initialization if mandatory arguments are not specified, or if any argument does not fit accepted values or type:

Yaml template

Please find below a template for a Yaml configuration:

2  plugin:
3    name: obspack
4    version: std
5    type: obsparser