[R] HIRHAM netcdf files

Roy Mendelssohn Roy.Mendelssohn at noaa.gov
Fri Jul 29 17:32:21 CEST 2011

> The rlat and rlon variables are the grid coordinate system, which
> appears to be some non-standard conical projection. Climate
> scientists!

Actually this file, as it contents state, follow the CF convention, which is widely used in climate science, oceanography and atmospheric science  (see http://cf-pcmdi.llnl.gov/documents/cf-conventions).  The particular projection used is one of the ones specified in the standard.  By following this convention, there exists a host of software that can immediately understand the contents of the file.  


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