# xarray backends¶

This section gives an overview on the available xarray backends.

Warning

Since $$\omega radlib$$ version 1.18 the xarray backend engines for polar radar data have been renamed and prepended with wradlib- (eg. cfradial1 -> wradlib-cfradial1). This was necessary to avoid clashes with the new xradar-package, which will eventually replace the wradlib engines. Users have to make sure to check which engine to use for their use-case when using xarray.open_dataset.