Introduction to CF-NetCDF

An introduction to NetCDF files, the Climate and Forecast (CF) conventions and the Attribute Convention for Data Discovery (ACDD). 


Working with NetCDF files using Python

Want to learn how to work with NetCDF files? Know a bit of Python? Maybe this tutorial series can help you. 

In this online tutorial series, Luke Marsden provides code examples and explanations. Each chapter is accompanied by a YouTube video.


The course is suitable for beginners who know nothing about NetCDF files and those who are relatively new to Python. However, more experienced users should also be able to learn a lot from this course. 

Course contents: 

01: Opening and understanding - https://youtu.be/699jkjLJGyM 

02: Creating plots - https://youtu.be/67EPSK7VKC4 

03: To dataframe (CSV, Excel) - https://youtu.be/rgBqsqwvvcc 

04: Creating a NetCDF file - https://youtu.be/a5QvdSffqrM 

05: How many files should you create? - https://youtu.be/1D6yc-R9abU 

06: Batch creating NetCDF files - https://youtu.be/TjL23unMMWI 

07: Combining data from multiple NetCDF files - https://youtu.be/AbLRV5YUW2g


An introduction to Darwin Core Archives

An introduction to Darwin Core Archives. Darwin Core Archives were developed for biodiversity format, but are now the recommended file format for any data where you have a list of species and associated measurements. This could include data from experiments, trait or measurements, and data derived from metabarcoding.