This page provides access to a range of training material that will assist researchers to access and use the CMIP data collections and tools provided through the Climate Science virtual research environment at NCI.
How to run Jupyter Notebooks on HPC HPC
NCI has recently made Pangeo available as a module on Gadi. The Pangeo module enables you to run Jupyter notebooks in an interactive session on HPC, including running multi-node jobs for more complex workflows.
The How to Run Notebooks on Gadi tutorial includes instructions how to set up and customise the Pangeo environment for your needs. In particular, this tutorial provides instructions on submitting and monitoring a multi-node job to Gadi.
CMIP Data online training material
CMIP data training modules are available from NCI's online training library. These online resources have been developed by members of the CMIP community and NCI. They include notebooks covering topics ranging from data access, manipulation and plotting to high performance data analysis. If you have any feedback on this training material or have suggestions for additional modules and topics then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Jingbo.Wang@anu.edu.au.
ESGF Node and CMIP Data Users
If accessing data from the NCI ESGF Node: https://esgf.nci.org.au/ then you can learn the full capabilities of the ESGF service by visiting the ESGF User Tutorial and FAQs. This user information provides tutorials on how to perform Data Search and Download as well as detailed explanations about the data, e.g. data format, data processing, CMIP and CORDEX data.
NCI data webinars
NCI commenced a series of Data Webinars in September 2019 to establish a forum for providing additional training opportunities for the community. Please see our NCI Data Webinar information page for slides from previous sessions, details of upcoming sessions as well as how to register for an NCI data webinar. We are in the process of developing specific CMIP sessions so your suggestions on what would be of help to you are welcome!
Training course materials
Australian Leadership Computing Symposium (ALCS) - NCI data training 5 Nov 2019, Canberra
A full day training course providing introductory and advanced level modules:
- Introduction to datasets and services: Overview_datasets_services.pdf
How to set up Python environment: Setup_Python_Environment.pdf
How to access datasets - Introductory: THREDDS_GSKY_examples.pdf
Introduction to data formats and performance: Introduction_to_data_formats_serialIO_examples.pdf
How to run Jupyter notebooks in an interactive session on HPC*: Setup for Pangeo Environment on Gadi
Programmatic access GSKY examples: Advanced_GSKY_examples.pdf
*Note that this material has been modified since the ALCS training due to the migration from Raijin to Gadi.
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) - CMIP6 data training 10 June 2019, Darwin
A half-day training course covering the following topics:
Preparation for the course - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: VDI Introduction.pdf
Search for Data - introduction to NCI's data catalogue: Search for Data_new_catalogue.pdf
Climate data collections at NCI: Climate Data Collections.pdf
CMIP6 update (June 2019): CMIP at NCI Intro.pdf
AMOS 2019 training notebooks (GitHub)
Data Access tools: CLEF, ncview, ncdump, XArray
Other tools and packages: THREDDS, Panoply and Paraview
3. Climate tools (CLEF, Panoply, Python).
Please contact email@example.com if you have any issues accessing or using these modules