How do you read SMAP data into MATLAB, Python, R, IDL, or NCL?

There are several places you can find example code and other resources to read SMAP data in MATLAB, Python, IDL, and NCL:

  1. Explore The HDF Group for example code for access and visualization of SMAP data in MATLAB, Python, IDL, and NCL.
  2. Use an NSIDC Jupyter notebook available on the NSIDC GitHub page. The notebooks demonstrate how to utilize Python for downloading, plotting, and visualizing SMAP L3/L4 data.
  3. Check out and contribute to these R packages, available on an opensource GitHub page, which are unsupported by NSIDC. These packages show users how to acquire and process SMAP data with R.