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 updated to Version 2.0.4. This is a minor update. A summary of the changes follows:
Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you encounter any problems.
- Bug Fix: Fix AttributeError obtaining type of a coordinate variable when checking packed data.
Note: With UDUNITS-2 unit symbol comparisons are case-sensitive but unit name comparisons are not.
The previous version of the checker (vn2.0.3) is still available here.