Re: [visad] netcdf to image


The simplest way would be to use McIDAS-V
(, which is built on VisAD.
Your netCDF file is well-formed and imports directly into McIDAS-V.
Attached is a display of your data (0 - 0.05).

Otherwise, you will have to write code (I would recommend Jython) to
import the data, create appropriate coordinate system, and then create
a display.  While there are tools (like the VisAD Spreadsheet) that
will provide direct display of some data, you do not get the benefit
of easy manipulations or map projections that McIDAS-V gives you.

Hope that helps.


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM, jimmy lee <movielover88@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm new to visad and read the tutorials but I'm still not sure how to create 
> an image (jpeg,tiff) file from a netcdf file using visad. What would be a 
> simple process to do something like this? I checked the examples but it 
> didn't work for the sample data I have. I'm including the sample data I'm 
> using maybe someone can help me out. Thanks for all your help.
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Tom Whittaker
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC)
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
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Attachment: sampleData.jpg
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