The Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS) products are now available in the netCDF format. Users can now download the GLDAS products in netCDF format on-the-fly from the Mirador search and access tool. The converted netCDF files are compliant with the Climate and Forecast (CF) metadata convention. As an example, a user selects the monthly 1.0 degree CLM data set from the Mirador tool. A “NetCDF” button can then be clicked to download the file in netCDF format.
Alternatively, a user can add all of the selected files into a shopping cart by clicking the “Add Selected Items to Cart” button and selecting “Convert to NetCDF” from the list of “Available Services.”
Clicking the “Convert to NetCDF” button will move the “Convert to NetCDF” service to the “Selected Service” column.
By clicking “Continue to Shopping Cart”, the user will see a list of files with the “.nc” suffix. The “Checkout” button leads to a batch download interface for the netCDF files.