NetCDF is a format developed at Unidata that was inspired by the CDF format from NASA. NetCDF stands for "Network Common Data Form" and is a self-describing data format, commonly used in scientific and engineering applications.
A binary, self-documenting file format used to store ARM data files. NetCDF was developed by UCAR and public domain software libraries for working with NetCDF files can be found at http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf
netCDF (network Common Data Form) is an interface for scientific data access and a library that provides an implementation of the interface.