netcdf-tools is a set of tools for creating netCDF files. It supports command line use on both Windows and Unix as well as use directly as a Java library.


You can download the tools set from the downloads folder.

For each version there will be at least three files:

  • netcdf-tools-?? - Contains the executable files and code to run the tools on a local installation. This is the only file that most people will need.
  • netcdf-tools-??-jar-with-dependencies.jar - Contains the jar with all required libraries included. This is already present in the fulldist file above.
  • netcdf-tools-??.jar - The compiled project code without any required libraries. Useful for inclusion in other Java projects.

    The following files may also be available:

  • netcdf-tools-??-sources.jar - The project's source code.
  • netcdf-tools-??-javadoc.jar - The project's javadoc.


For instructions on how to contribute to this project, consult the Trac wiki page: Contribution Guide.


The project was originally created to provide a set of tools for converting data held in CSV files to netCDF format. The data was rainfall runoff data created by the Murray Darling Basin Sustainable Yields project in CSIRO.

The tools were developed as part of the ANDS-WRON project competed undertaken by the CSIRO and funded by the Australian National Data Service.