# Sea Surface Altimetry Data Analysis¶

For this example we will use gridded sea-surface altimetry data from The Copernicus Marine Environment. This is a widely used dataset in physical oceanography and climate.

The dataset has been extracted from Copernicus and stored in google cloud storage in xarray-zarr format. It is catalogues in the Pangeo Cloud Catalog at https://catalog.pangeo.io/browse/master/ocean/sea_surface_height/

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import numpy as np
import xarray as xr
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import hvplot.xarray
plt.rcParams['figure.figsize'] = (15,10)
%matplotlib inline