[gradsusr] Data descriptor file

Jennifer M Adams jadams21 at gmu.edu
Wed Jul 12 08:22:55 EDT 2017

This doc page should provide the information you need: http://cola.gmu.edu/grads/gadoc/aboutgriddeddata.html

Flat binary data files often have the .dat OR the .grd extension, so converting may not be necessary. Depending on what your error is, you can check the file's size, it should be xsize*ysize*zsize*4 bytes. 

> On Jul 12, 2017, at 5:15 AM, Lovish Aggarwal <guptaluv.8098 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to know the exact format of .grd file grads takes as input.
> I have .dat file with xyz (lat lon windspeed) and am converting this .dat file to .grd but there is a problem in reading the grd file made.
> So I want to know the exact format of grd file so that I can make it through my java code.
> Thank you!
> It's kind of urgent please reply asap.
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Jennifer Miletta Adams
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
George Mason University

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