NetCDF file requirements
The Climate Explorer will accept netCDF files provided they are
and adhere to the following extra restrictions.
- There is exactly one variable called 'lon*' or 'x' with units
- There is exactly one variable called 'lat*' or 'y' with units
- There is exactly one variable called 'time*' or 't' with
consecutive days/months/years. If there are missing data please
include these time steps. (Note that the ASCII time series
representation does allow holes in the time axis.)
- There is exactly one variable not called 'time*' or 't' that
depends at least on time and possibly on the x, y and (optionally)
z-axes. Missing values are indicated by _FillValue or
missing_value, valid_min/valid_max or not considered.
'*' denotes anything, [x] denotes x is optional. All name
requirements are case insensitive.