This form allows you to run the 'cfchecks.py' script to check that the contents of a NetCDF file comply with the Climate and Forecasts (CF) Metadata Convention. The CF-checker was developed at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, UK Met Office by Rosalyn Hatcher. This work was supported by PRISM (PRogramme for Integrated Earth System Modelling).
Development and maintenance for the CF-checker has now been taken over by the NCAS Computational Modelling Services (NCAS-CMS). If you have suggestions for improvement then please e-mail Rosalyn Hatcher at NCAS-CMS (email@example.com).
To check your file, please use the drop down menu to select the version of the CF conventions to check against, enter the file name in the box below then press Check file. You can use the Browse... button to help you select the file.
There are some requirements of the convention that it is difficult or impossible to implement in the Checker. A list of aspects which the checker doesn't check can be found here.
CF Checker v3.0.0-alpha available for testing A new version of the CF checker is available for testing at: http://pumatest.nerc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/cf-checker-dev.pl
This version contains major changes to:
I have tested this on all the netcdf files I have available but would appreciate others running their files through it to pick up any remaining bugs before I release an official version to the community.
- Rewrite to use netcdf4-python instead of CDAT/cdms
- Use cfcunits rather than ctypes directly to interface to udunits
Please report any problems to (firstname.lastname@example.org).