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Re: Serving remote datasets with the NetCDF server

Hi Rich,

John should be back in the office tomorrow and will be able to give a more definitive answer. However, I don't see anything in the code that would restrict the netCDF server from working on remote datasets. We currently have our motherlode.ucar.edu server setup to provide ncServer access only for local NCEP GRIB data but from what I'm seeing it appears we could set it up to work with any dataset (local or remote) as long as it is gridded and follows a convention the netCDF-java library understands.

Sorry, just realized that I might not be answering the question you were asking. Were you asking: 1) Can a TDS be setup to serve local or remote data via the netCDF Server? Or 2) Can a TDS that publishes a netCDF Server handle a URL for a remote dataset that the TDS isn't already configured to serve?

My first paragraph above tries to answer question 1.

If you are asking the second question, I don't see anything in the code that would handle that.

Sorry for the confusion.


Rich Signell wrote:

The remote data set serving capability of the THREDDS WCS is fantastic, and it would be great if this capability could eventually be added to the NetCDF Server.

(right now, I understand from
that the NetCDF Server currently only works on IDD/NCEP grib data served by the TDS)

Then folks would have a simple tool to extract collections of subsetted variables from any OpenDAP served CDM and receive a NetCDF file. That seems to be what most our users want to do.


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