Multidimensional (NetCDF)

A Multidimensional (NetCDF) resource is designed to support multidimensional space-time data. Multidimensional space-time data is commonly used for hydrological modeling. For example, precipitation or surface air temperature can be recorded as a multidimensional space-time dataset with two dimensions in space and one dimension in time.

In HydroShare, Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) is the file format used to support multidimensional space-time resources. NetCDF contains self-describing metadata and supports the creation of an array-oriented dataset, which may include three spatial dimensions, a time dimension and other user defined dimensions. Click here to browse an example of a Multidimensional Resource.