What is netCDF data?

NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is a file format for storing multidimensional scientific data (variables) such as temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and direction. Each of these variables can be displayed through a dimension (such as time) in ArcGIS by making a layer or table view from the netCDF file.

Temperature on the left and Pressure at specific locations on the right
Examples of netCDF data: Left—Temperature; Right—Pressure at specific locations.

Where can I learn more about netCDF data?

The primary source of information about netCDF data is the Unidata community.

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Many organizations and scientific groups in different countries have adopted netCDF as a standard way to represent some forms of scientific data.

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