On Jul 29, 2011, at 8:40 AM, John Caron wrote:
2. CF uses netCDF as its file format.John, How true is this statement? Our own Global Modeling and Assimilation Office claims to be making CF-compliant HDF4 data, and Russ Rew has the following statement in the RFC about CF that he submitted to the NASA SPG:
"Because of its simplicity and generality, other file formats can be modeled using the CF data model. Thus the concepts and relationships specified in CF may be applied to other formats by mapping the variable, dimension, and attribute abstractions in the CF data model to analogous concepts in the other formats, in a way that preserves the essential characteristics of the data model needed by the CF conventions."
Are we just kidding ourselves if we say we have HDF4 data that is CF-compliant? --
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