I have downloaded some NetCDF files (.nc) from the following link: http://fizz.phys.dal.ca/~atmos/martin/?page_id=140. However, when I open these files in QGIS, they do not align with my vector layer.

To realign them, I currently convert the NetCDF filed to GeoTIFF files and then specify the following CRS through a TFW file:

0.0100000000 0.0000000000 0.0000000000 -0.0100000000 -179.9950000000 69.9950000000

Is there a way for me to set the CRS for NetCDF files directly through configuration files, without converting them to GeoTIFF?

  • What CRS is represented in your example TFW file? – nmtoken Sep 22 '16 at 19:06
  • Dear nmtoken: Thank you for your response. The details of the TFW file are shared in the post - it contains 6 rows with the entries 0.010 0.000 0.000 -0.010 -179.995 69.995. Essentially, the GIS information has a resolution of 0.01 x 0.01° and spans from 70° N - 55° S and 180° W - 180° E. – Nihit Goyal Sep 23 '16 at 15:22
  • I saw those details but the question was about the CRS represented, there's nothing in those details to say which CRS is represented, is the assumption that it's EPSG:4326 for example? – nmtoken Sep 23 '16 at 17:33
  • Oh, sorry - perhaps I used the incorrect terminology in my question. No information on the CRS is present in the TFW file. However, when I open the file in QGIS, I select the EPSG: 4326, WGS 84 coordinate system. Thank you, once again! – Nihit Goyal Sep 25 '16 at 5:08

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