CfRadial is the most recent format to be developed at NCAR/UCAR for handling radial data from modern radar and lidar platforms.
CfRadial is a collaborative effort between EOL, RAL and UNIDATA.
CfRadial is a CF-compliant netCDF format. Because of its CF-compliance, CfRadial will allow researchers familiar with CF to read the data into a wide variety of analysis tools, models etc.
The Proposed CfRadial Convention is published in PDF.
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The CF community requires that proposals for new CF-compliant data formats undergo a review process.
See CF Trac to view the proposal, number 59.