ncdump : show only the header information of a netCDF file

Show only the header information (also called the schema or metadata) of a netCDF file on standard output. The output contains only the declarations for the netCDF dimensions, variables, and attributes of the input file, but no data values for any variables.

References :

Provider / contact : climaf at meteo dot fr

Inputs : any dataset (but only one)

Mandatory arguments: none

Optional arguments:
  • none

Output : the header information of the dataset

Climaf call example:

>>> cdef("frequency","monthly")
>>> cdef("period","198001")
>>> tas=ds(project="example", simulation="AMIPV6ALB2G", variable="tas") # some dataset, with whatever variable
>>> header=ncdump(tas)

Side effects : none

Implementation : NetCDF utilities