GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

GFDL Data Portal Information

GFDL Data Portal

Data Storage

The data files on the data portal are stored in netCDF (network Common Data Form), can be identified by the suffix “.nc”, and are intended to be CF compliant. These utilities are needed to read the data files.


The GFDL Data Portal is a node within the Earth System Grid Federation ( Using ESG is one way to access the GFDL data on GFDL’s data server. The second way is to directly link to GFDL’s data server.


Questions concerning the availability of GFDL Data Portal data files and their content may be directed to:

Questions related to GFDL Data Portal functionality, development, system administration, etc., may be directed to: