Comprehensive Examples

This page provides comprehensive examples on how to access and visualize various NASA HDF/HDF-EOS files using IDL ®, MATLAB® and NCL. Other tools and programming languages examples can be found here.

Please read this special note first before you proceed further.

You can find examples quickly using the search box below. Please add keyword 'zoo' first to limit the search within this Comprehensive Examples page. Then, type the first few characters from the NASA HDF/HDF-EOS file name such as MOD06. Finally, you can limit the search by providing one of programming language keywords: NCL, IDL, or MATLAB.

Search Examples by Product Name

For a list of examples for the different data centers, click on the product name in the table below.

NASA Data Centers Product Examples using different tools
GESDISC AIRS TRMM MERRA TOMS OMI MLS HIRDLS BUV SWDB GSSTF GOSAT/ACOS
LAADS MOD MYD NPP VIIRS
LP DAAC MCD MOD MYD VIP WELD GED
LaRC CALIPSO CERES MISR MOPITT TES
NSIDC AMSR_E MODIS NISE ICESat/GLAS
PO.DAAC AVHRR SeaWinds QuikSCAT Aquarius
Ocean Biology Processing Group OCTS SeaWiFS CZCS MODISA MODIST VIIRS
GHRC LIS
ICESat-2 MABEL
Table 1. Sample Data Files and Code Examples

The following table selects MEaSUREs product examples only from the above table.

NASA Data Centers MEaSUREs Product Examples using different tools
GES DISC BUV SWDB GSSTF
LP DAAC VIP WELD
Table 2. Sample MEaSUREs Data Files and Code Examples

We also provide examples for other data centers that produce HDF4 files.

Other Data Centers Product Examples using different tools
CloudSAT Data Processing Center CloudSAT
MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simulator MASTER
Ocean Productivity Net Primary Production
Table 3. Sample Data Files and Code Examples from Other Data Centers

We also extracted and documented information for sample HDF-EOS2/HDF4 and HDF-EOS5 files that are useful to determine the EOS contents stored in the sample files. Please click here for HDF-EOS2/HDF4 and here for HDF-EOS5 to read comprehensive description and retrieve sample files.


Last modified: 04/04/2014
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