[IDV #WRN-878637]: IDV - error opening netcdf file

Hi Thomas:

In order for the IDV, or other programs using the netCDF-Java library to 
display data correctly, it must be able to recognize the coordinate systems of 
the file.  The file must use a Conventions like CF or COARDS, that the library 
understands. This can be a subtle problem to diagnose, it can depend on global 
attributes, etc, although it can also be as simple as adding the Conventions 
attribute.

You could try sending your file through here:

  http://motherlode.ucar.edu:8080/thredds/cdmValidate.html

and see if the results are helpful.

Or look at it in the ToolsUI program (coordinate system Tab) and see what the 
INFO button tells you.

  
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/content/software/netcdf-java/v2.2/webstart/index.html

For background on Conventions:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/conventions.html
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java/reference/CSObjectModel.html


Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: WRN-878637
Department: Support netCDF Java
Priority: Normal
Status: Open