xwrf.tutorial.open_dataset(name, cache=True, cache_dir=None, *, engine='netcdf4', **kws)[source]

Open a dataset from the online repository (requires internet). If a local copy is found then always use that to avoid network traffic.

Available datasets:

  • "dummy"

  • "dummy_attrs_only"

  • "dummy_salem_parsed"

  • "polar_stereographic_1"

  • "polar_stereographic_2"

  • "lambert_conformal"

  • "mercator"

  • "met_em_sample"

  • "wrfout"

  • "ideal"

  • name (str) – Name of the dataset. e.g. ‘mercator’

  • cache (bool, optional) – If True, then cache data locally for use on subsequent calls

  • cache_dir (path-like, optional) – The directory in which to search for and write cached data.

  • engine (str, optional) – Name of the backend engine to use.

  • **kws (dict, optional) – Additional keyword arguments passed through to the open_dataset() function.


The dataset.

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