R and Python for Oceanographers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128134917

R and Python for Oceanographers

1st Edition

A Practical Guide with Applications

Authors: Hakan Alyuruk
Paperback ISBN: 9780128134917
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2019
Page Count: 158
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R and Python for Oceanographers: A Practical Guide with Applications describes the uses of scientific Python packages and R in oceanographic data analysis, including both script codes and graphic outputs. Each chapter begins with theoretical background that is followed by step-by-step examples of software applications, including scripts, graphics, tables and practical exercises for better understanding of the subject. Examples include frequently used data analysis approaches in physical and chemical oceanography, but also contain topics on data import/export and GIS mapping. The examples seen in book provide uses of the latest versions of Python and R libraries.

Key Features

  • Presents much needed oceanographic data analysis approaches to chemical and physical oceanography
  • Includes examples with software applications (based on Python and R), including free software for the analysis of oceanographic data
  • Provides guidance on how to get started, along with guidance on example code and output


Academic staff and students at oceanographic institutions. The book could be used as supplementary material in oceanography courses. The secondary market includes environmental scientists, geologists, Earth Scientists, Climatologists

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to R and Python
2. Data Import and Export
2.1 Using Oceanographic Database & Satellite Database Files
3. Plotting
4. Mapping and Spatial Analysis
5. Physical Oceanography Examples
5.1 Air-Sea interactions
5.1.1 Bulk formulas
5.2 CTD data analysis
5.2.1 T-S diagrams
5.2.2 T/S profiles
5.2.3 T/S transects
5.3 Statistics
5.3.1 Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF)
5.3.2 Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA)
6. Chemical Oceanography Examples
6.1 Nutrient Chemistry (Nitrite, Nitrate, Phosphate, Silica, Ammonium)
6.2 Gas Chemistry (Oxygen, Carbondioxide)
6.3 Statistics
6.3.1 Principal Component Analysis
6.3.2 Factor Analysis


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About the Author

Hakan Alyuruk

Hakan Alyuruk was graduated from the Department of Chemistry (Dokuz Eylül University) with B.Sc. degree in 2010. He received his M.Sc. degree in 2012 from the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University. His M.Sc. thesis was related to antifouling and eco-friendly biocides. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Dokuz Eylül University as a research assistant. His doctoral studies center on characterization and determination of dissolved organic matter in seawater samples. His current research interests and future projects are mainly based on the in-depth chemical analyses and biogeochemical cycles of organic matter in the water column.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey

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