Assignment: Pandas Groupby with Hurricane Data#

Import Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib and set the display options.

Use the following code to load a CSV file of the NOAA IBTrACS hurricane dataset:

url = ''
df = pd.read_csv(url, parse_dates=['ISO_TIME'], usecols=range(12),
                 skiprows=[1], na_values=[' ', 'NOT_NAMED'],
                 keep_default_na=False, dtype={'NAME': str})

Basin Key: (NI - North Indian, SI - South Indian, WP - Western Pacific, SP - Southern Pacific, EP - Eastern Pacific, NA - North Atlantic)

How many rows does this dataset have?

How many North Atlantic hurricanes are in this dataset?

1) Get the unique values of the BASIN, SUBBASIN, and NATURE columns#

2) Rename the WMO_WIND and WMO_PRES columns to WIND and PRES#

3) Get the 10 largest rows in the dataset by WIND#

You will notice some names are repeated.

4) Group the data on SID and get the 10 largest hurricanes by WIND#

5) Make a bar chart of the wind speed of the 20 strongest-wind hurricanes#

Use the name on the x-axis.

6) Plot the count of all datapoints by Basin#

as a bar chart

7) Plot the count of unique hurricanes by Basin#

as a bar chart.

8) Make a hexbin of the location of datapoints in Latitude and Longitude#

9) Find Hurricane Katrina (from 2005) and plot its track as a scatter plot#

First find the SID of this hurricane.

Next get this hurricane’s group and plot its position as a scatter plot. Use wind speed to color the points.

10) Make time the index on your dataframe#

11) Plot the count of all datapoints per year as a timeseries#

You should use resample

12) Plot all tracks from the North Atlantic in 2005#

You will probably have to iterate through a GroupBy object

13) Create a filtered dataframe that contains only data since 1970 from the North Atlantic (“NA”) Basin#

Use this for the rest of the assignment

14) Plot the number of datapoints per day from this filtered dataframe#

Make sure you figure is big enough to actually see the plot

15) Calculate the climatology of datapoint counts as a function of dayofyear#

Plot the mean and standard deviation on a single figure

16) Use transform to calculate the anomaly of daily counts from the climatology#

Resample the anomaly timeseries at annual resolution and plot a line with dots as markers.

Which years stand out as having anomalous hurricane activity?