Accessing data using your copy of NCL*

DODS allows one to give a application a url and have it directly download data. To read this data into NCL use
addfile("http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.NOAA/.NCEP/.CPC/.Merged_Analysis/.monthly/.v0312/.ver2/.prcp_est/Y/%280N%29%2830N%29RANGEEDGES/T/%28Jan%201980%29%28Dec%202002%20%29RANGEEDGES/X/%2810E%29%2825W%29RANGEEDGES/dods","r")
If you have questions, comments, or problems please use the help@iri link. This page will evolve as we learn more about how NCL handles data downloads, and your help pointing out problems is much appreciated.


*DODS (a.k.a. OpenDAP) is not necessarily installed in NCL and if OpenDAP is not installed, giving NCL a URL instead of a local file name will result in a file-not-found error. In that case, you can use addfile after you download the netcdf file.