Physical Analysis of the Gridded Ocean (Pago)

Online Documentation

Online documentation is now available at


The PAGO project aims at developing Matlab and Python set of programs for the analysis and intercomparison of gridded ocean models. These programs allow to compute transport indexes and domain integrated budgets. Below is a list of papers using PAGO.

Mignot, J., Swingedouw, D., Deshayes, J., Marti, O., Talandier, C., Séférian, R., Lengaigne, M. and Madec, G. (2013). On the evolution of the oceanic component of the IPSL climate models from CMIP3 to CMIP5: A mean state comparison. Ocean Modelling, 72, 167-184.

Deshayes, J., Curry, R. and Msadek, R. (2014). CMIP5 model intercomparison of freshwater budget and circulation in the North Atlantic. Journal of Climate, 27(9), 3298-3317.

Barrier, N., Deshayes, J., Treguier, A.M. and Cassou, C. (2015). Heat budget in the North Atlantic subpolar gyre: impacts of atmospheric weather regimes on the 1995 warming event. Progress in Oceanography, 130, 75-90.

Barrier, N., Petrenko, A. A. and Ourmières, Y. (2016). Strong intrusions of the Northern Mediterranean Current on the eastern Gulf of Lion: insights from in-situ observations and high resolution numerical modelling. Ocean Dynamics, 66(3), 313-327.


PyPago is the Python version of PAGO, of which I am the main developer. It contains, among other things:

To request the code source of PyPAGO and eventually get some help in using it, please send me an email at