Ncview and ncdump

Ncview is a visual browser for netCDF format files developed by David W. Pierce. The ncdump utility comes with the netCDF library as distributed by Unidata.

Both of these applications are file viewers which can be used to look at data from most of our servers. There are some limits to what these programs can do with station data, but for raster (i.e., array ) data they will display just about anything.

One caveat: ncdump is not a good program to use for fetching large volumes of array data. It will read each row of an array using a separate access to the remote server. If you want to see a dump of values in ASCII from a server, use a web browser and the ASCII feature of the server.

Ncview/ncdump 3.4.7 (9 July 2004, updated 1 Nov for Win32)

Win32 InstallShield (23 MB)
 Mac OS/X
Coming soon!
 Linux (i686)
Red Hat 7.3, tar.gz format (2.1 MB). Build: gcc 3.0, glibc 2.2.5, Kernel 2.4.20, statically linked.
Red Hat 8.0, tar.gz format (2.1 MB). Build: gcc 3.2, glibc 2.3.2, kernel 2.4.20, statically linked.
Fedora Core 1, tar.gz format (1.4 MB). Build: gcc 3.3.2, glibc 2.3.2, kernel 2.4.22, dynamically linked.
Solaris 2.6 (1.5 MB). Build: gcc 3.2, dynamically linked.
IRIX 6.5 (1.9 MB). Build: gcc 2.95.2, dynamically linked.
OSF1, v5.1 (1.3 MB). Coming soon! Build: gcc 3.3, dynamically linked.
Source code
Version 3.4.3
tar.gz (608 KB). Required: nc3-dods 3.4.7 (479 KB), libdap++ 3.4.8 (2.7 MB) and packages 3.4.4 (4.8 MB)

Ncview/ncdump 3.4.1 (17 March 2004)

 Linux (i686)
Red Hat 7.3, tar.gz format (1.4 MB).
Red Hat 8.0, tar.gz format (1.3 MB).
Red Hat 9.0, tar.gz format Coming soon.
Solaris 2.6 (1.5 MB).
IRIX 6.5 (2.2 MB).
Source code
Version 3.4.1
tar.gz (608 KB). Required: nc3-dods 3.4.6 (1.4 MB), libdap++ 3.4.7 (1.4 MB) and packages 3.4.3 (6.8 MB)