NetCDF files - DA10

DA10 User Guide

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Network Common Data Form (netCDF) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array oriented scientific data.

NetCDF data access libraries are available for Python, Java, and other programming languages.

The netCDF format used in DA10 is built on netCDF‑4 which is built on Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). You can open and read DA10 netCDF files with any HDFS or netCDF‑4 reader, for example, Panoply.

For more information about netCDF, see

NetCDF file format allows the grouping of data types into a single file. A netCDF file is made of one or several variables. Each variable consists of:

  • Data: value or a multidimensional table
  • Metadata: data that characterizes the data

For information about the netCDF conventions, see