OPeNDAP/THREDDS Access to the NCAR Research Data Archives
To enhance user experience and utility, the NCAR RDA has started implementing a THREDDS Data Server (TDS) for use on targeted dataset collections, with the main goal of providing users with OPeNDAP access to its archives. The OPeNDAP access is a compliment to the existing asynchronous data request and retrieval that the RDA currently employs. This presentation reviews the basics of the TDS, in general, and continues by describing the specific implementation of the TDS to the RDA's diverse archive of gridded GRIB-1, GRIB-2, and NetCDF format dataset collections. Potential future implementations of TDS on in-situ observational dataset collections will also be discussed. The presentation will show expected benefits to end users and illustrate sample cases.