Ponman : An R package for BioArgo data analysis

Date 2019
Author(s) Hussain Midhun ShahORCID1, 2, Balraj Smitha2, Abdulla Mohamed Hatha1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Foreshore Road, Kochi 682016, Kerala, India
2 : Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, LNG Road, Ochanthuruth, Puthuvype, Kochi-682508
3 : Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Foreshore Road, Kochi 682016, Kerala, India
DOI 10.17882/76680
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) BioArgo, Chlorophyll, CTD, Incois, Ifremer, Eastern Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Oxygen

Ponman is an R Language implementation developed to reduce the data-researcher barrier to promote the effective use of Bio-Argo floats. More than an R package it have comprehensive tool sets for the Bio-Argo, from data acquisition to plotting. Ponman is a user-friendly package for a regular R user with the aid of our detailed documentation. Oceanographers usually cluttered with enormous amount of data, for analysis and for downloading is a tedious job. Ponman for Bio-Argo could download the data direct to working directory according to your prior categories. Ponman prefers netcdf(.nc) files, which is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. Extraction of the data from .nc files to readable form is the first thing one could do by ponman.

Licence CC-BY
Utilisation The Ponman is a R package developed to acquisition, processing and plotting of Bio Argo data from Coriolis database. The package is currently tested for the analysis for bio-Argos deployed in Indian EEZ. The bio-Argo profiles from other spatial domains needs to tested thoroughly for efficient usage.
Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services(INCOIS), Govt. of India for supporting the work and for providing guidelines to access the database. The team also encourage the package usage as a publication in the newsletter, "Indian ocean bubble"
File Size Format Processing Access
The datasets here upload is a bundle of R codes complied to package for access the BioArgo data in netcdf format(.nc) 32 KB NC, NetCDF Raw data Open access
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Hussain Midhun Shah, Balraj Smitha, Abdulla Mohamed Hatha (2019). Ponman : An R package for BioArgo data analysis. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/76680