Re: Question about CDM

Hi Pauline:

As a start can you give the results of giving the following command on one of your files:

ncdump -h

Also can you give a little more detail about the error you are getting - what is it and where are you getting it. Otherwise it is pretty difficult to try and answer.


-Roy M

On Apr 19, 2007, at 4:30 PM, Pauline Mak wrote:

Hi all,

I'm currently setting up a THREDDS server to server our datasets. The setup was fairly easy! However, I'm running into problems with NetCDF files which doesn't conform to the "Common Data (Access) Model" - we want to serve all of our data through WCS (which comes for free with THREDDS data server!). I've searched high and low for documentation on how to 'correct' incompatible files. but failed to come up with anything. Am I missing something? Should all NetCDF files "just work" with the NetCDF-Java 2.2 library? I'm aware that files should be gridded and regular. Am I understanding correctly that gridded means the files should have an x and y axis with optional z and t? Is there a nice method to find out if a file is compatible and if it's not compatible, why it is so?

My understanding of NetCDF file is rather shallow... so please bear with me if I'm asking a simple question...

Thanks & cheers,


Pauline Mak
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