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ICESat-2 Hackweek Tutorials

Combined repository for final tutorials presented during the ICESat-2 HackWeek at the Univeristy of Washington on June 17-21, 2019


The ICESat-2 Cryospheric Science Hackweek was a 5-day hackweek held at the University of Washington. Participants learned about technologies used to access and process ICESat-2 data with a focus on the cryosphere. Mornings consisted of interactive lectures/tutorials, and afternoon sessions involved facilitated exploration of datasets and hands-on software development.

The tutorials were largely developed by volunteer instructors. Each tutorial was prepared and distributed as a separate repository under the ICESat-2 Hackweek Github organization. At the beginning of each tutorial, participants cloned the repository and interactively worked through the material with the instructor.

This ICESat2_hackweek_tutorials repository was created to centralize the final content from individual tutorial repositories and to provide a snapshot "release" of the material presented during the hackweek with a DOI for distribution to the larger community. Some of these tutorials may continue to evolve in individual repositories (see links below).

Re-create the icesat2 hackweek JupyterLab environment with Pangeo Binder

Clicking this button will launch a replica of the icesat2 hackweek JupyterLab image on AWS us-west-2 using a pangeo binder. This will give you the same functionality as we had during the hackweek, but the session is ephemeral. Your home directory will not persist, so use this only for running tutorials and other short-lived demos!



01. Overview of the ICESat-2 mission (slides)

Tom Neumann, Ron Kwok, Ben Smith

02. Introduction to Open Science and Reproducible Research

Fernando Perez

03. Access and Customize ICESat-2 Data via NSIDC API

Amy Steiker, Bruce Wallin

04. Intro to HDF5 and Reduction of ICESat-2 Data Files

Fernando Paolo

05. Clouds and ICESat-2 Data Filtering

Ben Smith

06. Gridding and Filtering of ICESat/ICESat-2 Elevation Change Data

Johan Nilsson

07. ICESat-2 for Sea Ice

Alek Petty

08. Geospatial Data Exploration, Analysis, and Visualization

David Shean

09. Correcting ICESat-2 data and related applications

Maya Becker, Susheel Adusumilli

10. Numerical Modeling

Daniel Shapero

How to reproduce and run locally

These tutorials were deployed on a JupyterHub instance running in the cloud. For information how to reproduce on your own system, see the following.

00. Preliminary material

Anthony Arendt

11. JupyterHub Environment for Icesat-2 Hackweek

Scott Henderson

Citation and License

Most of the tutorial content is original material prepared by a team of volunteer instructors, all of whom have day jobs as scientists, engineers, and educators. While this material is not necessarily appropriate for a peer-reviewed journal article publication, we released the tutorial material with a digital object identifier (DOI). If you find these tutorials useful, or you adapt some of the underlying source code, we request that you cite as:

Anthony Arendt, David Shean, Ben Smith, Amy Steiker, Alek Petty, Fernando Perez, Scott Henderson, Fernando Paolo, Johan Nilsson, Maya Becker, Susheel Adusumilli, Daniel Shapero, Bruce Wallin, Axel Schweiger, Suzanne Dickinson, Nicholas Hoschuh, Matthew Siegfried, Thomas Neumann. (2019). ICESAT-2HackWeek/ICESat2_hackweek_tutorials (Version 0.1). Zenodo.

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The content of this project is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license, and the underlying source code used to format and display that content is licensed under the MIT license.

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