Differences between CDM and CF

CF is a metadata standard for netCDF files. CDM is a data model for many differerent data formats, which generally conforms to CF whenever the two overlap. This documents the differences in metadata interpretation.

Coordinate Systems

Units of false_easting and false_northing

Required use of Lat/Lon Coordinates

Calendar Date Coordinates

Discrete Sampling Geometries


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