A Graphical netCDF File Browser
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ncBrowse is a Java application that provides flexible, interactive graphical displays of data and attributes
from a wide range of netCDF data file conventions.
- Version 1.6.7 released.
Minor bug fix.
- Version 1.6.6
released. Stopped using deprecated NetcdfFile constructor. ncBrowse can now open newer Common Data Form files.
Requires at least JDK 1.6.
- Version 1.6.5 released. Uses the new newCDF 4.2 library. New installer that supports the newer operating systems.
Requires at least JDK 1.6.
- Version 1.6.3 released. Fixes Dapper connection problem.
1.6.2 released. Fixes epic_code missing error.
1.6.0 released. Cleans up Dapper data access and fixes numerous
lines by another variable.
visualizations and LAS data access now available.
- New OPeNDAP (formerly
known as DODS) support with test version.
- New MacOS
X support with test version.
support for variable mapping and animation. (Warning: this is
test version, please report any problems.)
- Directly access remote netCDF files from the Web. Uses the HTTPClient
library for connectivity.
- Designed to work with arbitrary netCDF
- Browses file using the EPIC and COARDS
- Provides a "tree" view of the netCDF file.
- Handles character variables.
- Handles dimensions without an associated variable.
- Uses sgt graphics to perform 1 and 2 dimensional cuts through data.
- Save to file a complete or the subset of a single variable as a "cdl" text file.
- Save to file time-depth slice in UNH format.
- InstallAnywhere scripts for UNIX, Win32, and MacOS.
- Currently uses Java 2 and Swing.
- Jdk1.1 version available for Mac Users.
Using ncBrowse and Help
Plot of velocity as a function of depth and time.
Contour level editor.
Main ncBrowse interface.
Tree View of netCDF file contents.
Selection of domain for graphical display.
Plot of wind speed as a function of time.
Plot of temperature as a function of depth and time.
Presently all downloading is via ftp. Use the links provided below or go
to the ftp directories at ftp://ftp.epic.noaa.gov/java/ncBrowse
to access older versions.
Installers for current version
Test netCDF Data Files
EPIC License Agreement
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Acknowledgments: This software was developed at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), a joint institute
of the University of Washington
(UW) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), and funded by NOAA/ESDIM, NOAA/HPCC, NSF, and NOAA/PMEL.
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