DICRIVERS: Proudly creating BGC river concentration gridded files since 2019

The purpose of this package is to create gridded files of river biogeochemical properties. Such properties are measured locally or inferred at the mouth of the river and provided in spreadsheet-style databases. To force ocean model, we need gridded files of BGC concentrations, that can be multiplied by river and coastal runoff to create the riverine flux into the ocean. DICRIVERS will find the closest gridpoint to the true river mouth geographical location, then create a “plume” (i.e. a binary mask) on which to apply the concentration of each given river. Principal features:

  1. works on global or regional domains, not model specific
  2. adjust the spreading of the plume for each river
  3. operates on pandas dataframe and returns xarray.Dataset

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