Atmospheric variability#

Summary: The ERA5 reanalysis dataset provides information about the atmosphere that can help contextualize sea ice conditions. Here, we’ll plot 2 meter temperature and downwelling longwave radiation from ERA5 to get a sense for the atmospheric conditions during each winter season.

Version history: Version 1 (01/01/2022)

Import notebook dependencies#

import xarray as xr # For working with gridded climate data 
from utils.read_data_utils import read_book_data # Helper function for reading the data from the bucket
from utils.plotting_utils import static_winter_comparison_lineplot, staticArcticMaps, interactiveArcticMaps, compute_gridcell_winter_means # Plotting utils 

# Plotting dependencies
%config InlineBackend.figure_format = 'retina'
import matplotlib as mpl
mpl.rcParams['figure.dpi'] = 150 # Sets figure size in the notebook

# Remove warnings to improve display
import warnings