How would I convert NetCDF files to Geotiff format? The data I am using is air temperature data that comes from the Climatic Research Institute and I want to display it on ENVI. I am not familiar with writing codes or scripts.

  • I tried this but got the error: "...but without any dimensions >=2" Jan 12 '20 at 14:46

GDAL supports NetCDF: http://www.gdal.org/frmt_netcdf.html

gdal_translate input.cdf output.tif
  • Would you know how I can download the GDAL translate software? there is a huge list of files that appear when I click on the download option Jul 8 '15 at 10:44
  • If you are on Windows, I guess the easiest way is OSGeo4W's bundle: trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/NewUserIntroduction On Linux you can simply install it from your repositories. On Mac I don't have a clue. Jul 8 '15 at 14:25
  • With Mac, you can use brew or conda.
    – snowman2
    Jan 12 '20 at 15:55

If you don't like coding but need an UI, you could check

as mentioned in these posts. Never tried them myself though.

  • Hi @nikhil-kumar: why not adding your modification to the post as a comment? That makes it more obvious that this is your annotation.
    – ulrich
    Nov 24 '21 at 10:00

Convert NetCDF into GeoTiff using gdal utility

Follow the command > gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:4326 NETCDF:File_Name.nc:Band_Name -of ‘Gtiff’ Output_FileName.geotiff

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    This is exactly a repost of the top answer, except with more confusing (and unexplained) options in the call.
    – Jon
    May 21 '18 at 16:11
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    And potentially wrong as it assigns a CRS to the data that might not be correct. Nov 24 '21 at 8:04

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