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About ncBrowse

"ncBrowse" is a Java application that provides flexible, interactive graphical displays of data and attributes from a wide range of netCDF data file conventions. It was written by Donald W. Denbo at PMEL, NOAA.

ncBrowse is a free and easy to use application that provides flexible, interactive graphical displays of data and attributes from a wide range of netCDF data file conventions.

Here are some key features of "ncBrowse":

  • Color lines by another variable.
  • 3D visualizations and LAS data access now available.
  • New OPeNDAP (formerly known as DODS) support with test version.
  • New MacOS X support with test version.
  • Contains 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 files.
  • Browses file using the EPIC and COARDS conventions.
  • Provides a "tree" view of the netCDF file. ยท 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.

Download Options

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