The xarray object allows for chained operations without altering the existing object or the netcdf4 file. However, if you still wish to modify the coordinate, you can simply update it. According to the xarray documentation on metadata management, global options can be set using the command “”. This preserves the attributes, but by default, xarray drops them during computation as it does not perform any intelligent processing on the attributes.
To access the
variable, use the notation
performs a transpose. For information on reading a variable named “T” using xarray, refer to the following resource: How to read a variable called “T” with xarray?