Read netCDF files and display variable information

version (1.72 KB) by Christian Stranne
Loads netCDF files and displays info about variables. Tested for ERA and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data.


Updated 26 Aug 2013

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This script loads netCDF files into MATLAB and displays info about the dimensions and variables.

The code should at least work on ERA-40, ERA-interim and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data.

I wrote the script since I can't find a function in the built-in set of netCDF functions included in MATLAB that displays all header info of the file, equivalent to the old 'ncdump' function.

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Christian Stranne (2022). Read netCDF files and display variable information (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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