|ingrid||The Postscript-based software on which the Data Library is built.|
|CPT||Climate Predictability Tool More information|
|ferret||Interactive computer visualization and analysis software. More information|
|GrADS||Grid Analysis and Display System More information|
|matlab||Data analysis and visualization software. More information|
|NCL||NCAR Command Language More information|
|Full Information Formats
These files contain all of the available metadata.
|netCDF (network Common Data Form)||A commonly supported self-describing data format. More Information|
|Partial Information Formats
These files contain only some of the available metadata.
|Columnar Table||A table with separate columns of numbers for each independent variable (i.e., grids) and for the data. This is an inefficient format, so you would have gotten a file for dataset of this size. This file will be approximately 257938560 bytes, with 4 columns of 16121160 numbers.|
|2-Dimensional Tab-Separated Tables|
There are three GIS-compatible formats available.
|2-Dimensional Table||A 2-dimensional ascii file that includes an ArcInfo Header.|
|IDA Image||File(s) in the Image Display and Analysis format. Typically used with WinDisp.|
|GeoTIFF Image||File in GeoTIFF format. Typically used with various GIS programs, including ArcView and ENVI.|
|Data Only Formats
These files contain just the data without any of the available metadata.
|Binary direct access|
|DEC ALPHA direct access|
|Binary FORTRAN sequential access||A big-endian, ieee, single-precision file in floating-point format. This is a sequential-access file with each record containing all the X Y points. It must be read using FORTRAN sequential access. Records correspond to T.|
|DEC ALPHA sequential access|
|Text with tab-separated-values||Text file where data values corresponding to different X
are separated by tabs and data values corresponding to different
Y T are on different lines. This is readable by most programs, including spreadsheets, but will be about four times larger than the binary or netCDF/HDF files noted above.
|Text||Text file where data is arranged in chunks of X Y. There are five values per line and each chunk starts on a new line. This will be about four times larger than the binary or netCDF/HDF files.|