I have a bunch of netCDF files and I want to quickly determine whether
they are grids, trajectories, or point features. For grids, I've been
using GridDataset gds = GridDataset.open(path) and catch the exception
if it's not a grid, but for a 3.3 GB file, that can take 2 minutes (or
longer) to open and create the dataset if it is a grid. I was wondering
if there's a quicker method of determining the feature type of a netCDF
Thanks for your help.
NOAA/ESRL/PSD and CIRES