How to convert NetCDF variables to GeoTIFF

This article illustrates the how to convert NetCDF variables to single-band GeoTIFFs. You will need to have the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL, installed on your system before continuing.

Once you have acquired the NetCDF file of the tile(s) you are interested in and have GDAL installed, you may execute the following command: 

gdal_translate NETCDF:"":variable_name Output_FileName.tif

You should now have a single-band tif containing the variable of interest with associated metadata.

A specific example for the GoLIVE vv_masked variable is shown below:
​gdal_translate NETCDF:"":vv_masked GoLIVE-vv_masked.tif


Last Updated January 2018