Prior to the 2015 NCK days icebreaker, OpenEarth.nl organizes a hands-on sprint session to explain how to access and visualize some great open access core-description and grain size datasets of the Dutch coast:
i) Sediment Atlas WaddenZee (RWS): 7500(!) distribution curves in Marsdiep-EmsDollard
ii) TNO 13.000(!) core descriptions for the Dutch continental shelf via NODC/SeaDataNet (and much, much more data available via DINOloket.nl)
iii) TNO interpolated dz10, dz50, dz90 maps with 200m resolution for Dutch Continental Shelf
iv) Along the Dutch beaches, grain sizes for dune safety assessment (RWS)
During this sprint session you’ll learn how to work with these free data in Matlab and/or python. Bring your own laptop to work with the data, and take home your data products and visualizations.
Time: March 18th, 13:30-17:00 (max 10 participants, sponsored by NCK)
Location: http://www.ijgenweisschoorl.nl (where icebreaker starts at 18:30)
Registration: Gerben J. de Boer (Van Oord) Gerben.deBoer@vanoord.com ism TNO, Deltares, TUD
Access information for the data can be found at Dataset documentation.
You can download netCDF files (to prevent wifi overload) with BITSadmin. An example is for the TNO gain size maps is:
TNO grain size maps
A Matlab simple example how to make a publication quality figure is given here
We used this image as Fig. 8 in our 2011 paper Mechanisms controlling the intra-annual mesoscale variability of SST and SPM in the southern North Sea.
A second Matlab example is a dataset used for Fig 9 in our 2008 paper Modeling large-scale cohesive sediment transport affected by small-scale biological activity. Here's an exmaple how to work with these data, find more script in