NCIO 1.0: a simple Fortran NetCDF interface



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Robinson, Alexander James and Perrette, M. (2015) NCIO 1.0: a simple Fortran NetCDF interface. Geoscientific model development, 8 (6). pp. 1877-1883. ISSN 1991-959X

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The NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) library has become an indispensable tool for data and model output management in geoscience. However for simple tasks, particularly in Fortran, the complexity of native NetCDF functionality can be cumbersome. The NCIO (NetCDF Input/Output) module has been designed as an interface to the NetCDF library with simplicity and ease of use in mind. While this implies that some NetCDF functionality is masked from the user, the subroutines provided here are adequate for basic serial reading and writing tasks of up to 6-D data arrays along with corresponding data attributes. The code is available online via a GitHub repository (, which includes an example program to illustrate the approach.

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© Author(s) 2015. CC Attribution 3.0 License.
© Copernicus Gesellschaft MBH.
We would like to thank Mario Krapp and Reinhard Calov for valuable input and testing of the NCIO module. A. Robinson is supported by the Marie Curie 7th framework programme (project 2012-IEF-331835, EURICE).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Library
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:32865
Deposited On:27 Aug 2015 07:36
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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