537 CF Conventions for netCDF: Support for Data Access, Analysis, and Visualization

Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Hall B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Ethan Davis, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and G. Castelao, D. Hassell, J. K. Hausman, A. Jelenak, D. Lee, and K. M. O'Brien

Handout (1.5 MB)

CF is a community-developed convention for storing and describing earth system science data in the netCDF binary data format. It is widely used with numerous existing FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and commercial software tools which can explore, analyze, and visualize data that is stored and described as netCDF-CF data. The CF community holds annual workshops to develop, refine, and review enhancements to the CF convention and to manage the CF governance and processes.

Recent projects and community efforts have developed several extensions to netCDF-CF that have or soon will be proposed to the netCDF-CF community. Work on these extensions involved broad participation by members of the existing netCDF-CF community as well as members of earth system science domains not traditionally represented in the netCDF-CF community.

This presentation will provide an update of recent work and an overview of the 2019 CF Workshop reviewing the topics covered and decisions that were made.

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