[R] HIRHAM netcdf files

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Jul 29 17:40:29 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Roy Mendelssohn
<Roy.Mendelssohn at noaa.gov> wrote:

> 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.

 Ah, but it doesn't use any of the projection and coordinate standards
such as those in the PROJ4 system.

 Obviously its because PROJ4 comes initially from the EPSG (European
Petroleum Research Group) and their goal is to make us burn fossil
fuels and climate scientists are trying to stop us.



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