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netCDF file format

netCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a binary form of data file. The conventions for climate and forecast (CF) metadata are designed to promote the processing and sharing of files created with the NetCDF.

In detail

One of the file formats that can be exported from the UKCP09 User Interface. netCDF format is useful for obtaining a large amount of data (more than 10,000 rows, which is the limit in older versions of Excel). It cannot be displayed as text or in an Excel spreadsheet. This requires data to be exported as .csv file format.

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  • Unidata at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)