|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|
|WinDisp||A public domain software package for the display and analysis of satellite images, maps and associated databases, with an emphasis on early warning for food security. More information|
|Full Information Formats
These files contain all of the available metadata.
|OPeNDAP||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). More Information|
|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 255369344 bytes, with 4 columns of 284396040 numbers.|
|2-Dimensional Tab-Separated Tables||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.|
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.|
|LAN Image||File(s) in the ERDAS LAN format. Typically used with various GIS programs, including ArcView and HealthMapper.|
|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.
|(this dataset is too large to be served as a single file)|