open_dataset(name: str) tuple[source]#

Open a dataset from the argopy online data repository (requires internet).

If a local copy is found then always use that to avoid network traffic.

Refresh dataset with: ` argopy.tutorial.repodata().download(overwrite=True) `


name (str) –

Name of the dataset to load or get information for. It can be one of the following:

  • gdac: A small subset of the GDAC ftp.

  • weekly_index_prof: The weekly profile index file

  • global_index_prof: The global profile index file


  • path (str) – Root path to files

  • files (list(str) or str) – List of files with the requested dataset