Re: [thredds] Thredds Opendap Dataset Access Form "Get as NetCDF"

Hi Derrick,

The THREDDS Data Server (TDS) does not support a "Get as netCDF" option
on the OPeNDAP Dataset Access Form. However, it does support a separate
NetCDF Subset Service (NCSS). Here is an example NCSS page for a dataset
on one of our servers:

The NCSS only works on datasets that the TDS recognizes as gridded data.
There are details on that and how to configure the TDS to serve datasets
using NCSS here:

Hope that helps,


On 8/1/2010 11:26 PM, Derrick.Wong@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for the earlier replies.
> I was looking at the OPeNDAP Server Dataset Access Form
> (
> and under Action, there's a "Get as NetCDF" option in this form,
> however the Thredds instance I have deployed do not have this option.
> Under the General Help it reads:
> To get data in ASCII, various common formats or DODS binary objects,
> click on one of the buttons labeled Get .... The Get ASCII and
> Get DODS Data Object buttons will always be present. Other buttons
> may be present providing access other types of return formats such
> as NetCDF, HDF, et cetera. Note that in order to use the DODS Data
> Objects, you'll need to download software from the OPeNDAP web site
> to decode them.
> How do I go about enabling this option? I am interested in being
> able to download the subsetted datasets as Netcdf files.
> Thank you for your time.
> Regards,
> Derrick Wong 
> Software Engineer | ASRDC (Australian Spatial Research Data Commons) Project 

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