I am collecting some precipitation data (centimeters of precipitation per day) from the Gridmet dataset (http://www.climatologylab.org/gridmet.html). The data comes in a NetCDF format and there is a different band for each day of the year. So the entire raster has 365 bands or dimensions, and at each pixel there are 365 individual measurements for cm of precipitation. Notethat Gridmet has a bunch of data on other climate indicators in separate files.
My question was, how many bands or dimensions can a single NetCDF file contain? I was trying to google this, but did not find anything. Is there a limit on the number of bands (I call them bands because I am used to thinking in tif rasters), or is there a bound on the total amount of data in the file, and so I can have unlimited bands until the data max is reached?
The reason I was asking is that I want to consolidate a bunch of datasets into a single or handful of NetCDF files. So if I want precipitation for 20 years in a single NetCDF file, which would be 365*20 = 7300 bands or dimensions, would that work? That way I can pull the full time-series for any point. If someone has a better idea, let me know.
Any info is appreciated. Thanks.