Gtool4 NetCDF Conventions

About gtool4 NetCDF Conventions

Gtool4 NetCDF Conventions provides a self-descriptive storage format for gridded data mainly for geophysical sciences.

  • based on a machine-independent file format, NetCDF.
  • standardizes metadata for data analysis (including visualization), and sharing of data analysis tools will be encouraged.

When compared with other commonly-used conventions, it has following features.

  • Coordinate Independence: it does not assume the coordinate system to be on the Earth.
  • Includes Visualization Settings: metadata can describe ``how the data should be rendered,'' and visualization operation can be simplified.

We hope that the conventions evolves to be more general framework of non-gridded data.


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