Re: NETCDF file format

Hi Roderick-

Sorry for the delay in responding.

Pearson, Roderick R wrote:
Hello
I am trying to convert output from the SARMAPS Air Quality Model (SAQM) to 
netcdf for IDV visualizations.
What is the best netcdf convention to use?  I am currently trying GDV.  Could 
you please supply me with a sample .cdl file of this convention?
How does one handle grid based data for IDV? The SAQM uses the same grid as my MM5 output. The data is calculated at a grid cell center that has it on lat lon coordinate.

We suggest using the CF 1.0 conventions:

http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cms/eaton/cf-metadata/CF-1.0.html

for gridded data. The IDV supports much of this convention for
gridded data at the moment and we are working for full compliance.

Don
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