A system which downloads data directly to software, such as matlab, Ferret, GrADS, etc. Specific instructions are available in the table above. Note: OPeNDAP was formerly known as DODS (Distributed Oceanographic Data System).
Partial Information Formats
These files contain only some of the available metadata.
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 256919040 bytes, with
4 columns of 16057440 numbers.
Tab-separated-values (tsv) file with information about the independent variables (i.e., grids).
The list to the left allows you to specify the format of the table. Note: The variable running across the top of
the table (identifing columns) is listed first and the variable running down the side of the table
(identifing rows) is listed second.
GIS-Compatible Formats There are three GIS-compatible formats available.
A big-endian, ieee single-precision file in floating-point format. Also known as a binary random access file. This is a random-access file; it is purely data with no record-structuring information. The data is
structured to correspond to the independent variables (i.e., grids) in X Y T order, with the first grid
varying the fastest.
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.
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.