NetCDF Viewer can open and show all netcdf files.
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What is NetCDF Format File?
A NetCDF file is a format of file that usually uses in climate data. NetCDF files usually have multi-dimension that each dimension is a separate variable. NetCDF variables contain coordinate data are referred to as coordinate variables, scalar coordinate variables, or multidimensional coordinate variables. For example, if you want to save rainfall data for a specefic region with historical periods, so your data have 3 dimensions. Two dimensions depend on spatial resolution and the last dimension depends on temporal resolution. Each of the dimension is a variable into NetCDF file and has a value for each scale. Each variable may has every number of dimensions, including zero. The dimensions must have different names. Your main variable in your NetCDF file is rainfall and has 3 dimensions. Each dimension has been defined by a variable such as lat, lon, and time. Finally you have a NetCDF file with 4 variables:
- Rainfall is a variable with 3 dimensions.
- lat is a variable with 1 dimension. (Variables representing latitude must always explicitly include the unit’s attribute; There is no default value.)
- lon is a variable with 1 dimension. (Variables representing longitued must always explicitly include the unit’s attribute; There is no default value.)
- time is a variable with 1 dimension. (Variables representing time must always explicitly include the unit’s attribute; there is no default value.)
This is a simple example of NetCDF files that was presented as following chart:
What is NetCDF Viewer?
NetCDF Viewer can show the variables of your files and present how many dimensions each variable has. NetCDF Viewer shows to the user that how many elements are there in a dimension. With NetCDF Viewer, the user can view global attribute or attributes of each variables. NetCDF Viewer can reveal the data of each variable which has one dimension. If your variable has more than one dimension, NetCDF Viewer can’t show it and you should use NetCDF Extractor.With NetCDF format of file, we can save big data with different attributes and dimensions.