Hyoga is a Python library to prepare and visualize ice-sheet model datasets. It acts as a thin wrapper around GeoPandas and xarray for CF-compliant datasets on regular grids used for instance in PISM. Hyoga (氷河) is the Japanese word for glacier (lit. ice river).

Example paleoglacier visualization made with hyoga.


Development is currently funded by Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) Odysseus Type II project GlaciersMD within the bglacier group at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).


Every hyoga release is long-term archived in Zenodo and attributed a DOI. If you use hyoga in a publication, please refer to the corresponding Zenodo version DOI, as well as the following article based on an early version of hyoga, e.g. for v0.3.0:

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