Hello Allan, This is a binary netCDF file. You can learn about the netCDF library and data model at http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf and http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs. The software you will want to use to open this file will depend on what you want to do with it. If you simply want to examine the contents, you can use the `ncdump` command-line utility which comes with the netCDF library; once netCDF is installed for your particular platform you can invoke `ncdump [filename]` from the command line and the contents of the file will be printed. If you need to do data analysis or visualization, or simply want an easier way to examine the file, you may need to install software which is netCDF aware. This software is not maintained or provided by Unidata, but you can find a listing at http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/software.html . There are both free and commercial software packages available which may be of use to you. I hope this information is helpful, please have a great day, -Ward > [cid:ef3ef839-e0e0-4207-98df-5221d2858518]<http://www.rhdhv.co.za/> > > > Hi, > > I am a water resources specialist in South Africa and I am interested > in using your monthly gridded rainfall. I have downloaded the > precip.mon.ltm.v401.nc datafile but I cannot open it (in Notepad it > is unreadable). > > I would just like to ask how one opens this file - it seems like I will > need to download some software ? > > Can you please advise. > > Regards Allan Bailey > > Allan Bailey > Principal Specialist : Water Resources > > T +27 (0) 11 7986000 | D +27(0) 11 798 6229 | M +27 (0) 0 824661346 | E > address@hidden | W www.rhdhv.co.za > > Royal HaskoningDHV (Pty) Ltd trading as Royal HaskoningDHV | Reg No. > 1966/001916/07 > Building No. 5 Country Club Estate, 21 Woodlands Drive, Woodmead, 2191 > PO Box 867, Gallo Manor, 2052, Gauteng, South Africa > > [cid:77d4ce94-5a90-46b0-8da5-0189c33767b9]<http://www.rhdhv.co.za/> > > > [cid:780a1f3d-6f70-4c16-a2d6-cd9a34f808b6]Please, consider your environment . > Before printing this e-mail ask yourself: "Do I need a hard copy?" > > > > > This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended > solely for the authorised use of the individual or entity to whom they are > addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, Please notify > address@hidden and delete all copies of the e-mail. Any views or opinions > expressed in this e-mail are not necessarily those of, nor endorsed by, the > Royal HaskoningDHV Group. Information disclosed in this e-mail may not be > accurate, current or complete and the Royal HaskoningDHV Group disclaims all > liability in this regard. > > > This email and any attachments are intended solely for the use of the > addressee(s); disclosure or copying by others than the intended person(s) is > strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please treat > this email as confidential, notify the sender and delete all copies of the > email immediately > > Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: GUJ-477737 Department: Support netCDF Priority: Normal Status: Closed =================== NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publicly available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us.
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