UCAR NetCDF mail group, I am working on acquiring small amounts of GFS, NAM and RUC data from nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov. As a test I am trying to collect the Temperature variable for a particular point. I can easily acquire this data via my web browser with this link. http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/ruc13/201110/20111018/ruc2_130_20111018_1300_000.grb2.asc?Temperature I would like to collect this variable via the netcdf java library. However I can't seem to find documentation on the correct use of the dimensions variables in the readSection or readArrays methods of the DODSNetcdfFile. Could anyone please direct me to documentation for these? I have found that even when I specifiy dimenions for a variable it still downloads the complete grid and takes much longer than the link above. Here is an example of what I am trying to do. http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/ruc13/201110/20111018/ruc2_130_20111018_1300_000.grb2 ncfile = new DODSNetcdfFile( modelFile ); ________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution of any kind is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender via reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.