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The tool takes HDF-EOS 5 data as input, and generates COARDS-compatible output - if the input file has enough metadata to be COARDS-compliant, the output file will be COARDS-compliant. The tool is written in portable C, and ought to run on any platform where the HDF-EOS and netCDF libraries are available.
This year, we have made two major enhancements to the converter:
It now automatically detects whether its input is HDF-EOS2 or HDF-EOS5 format, and handles either one. The previous tool worked with HDF-EOS5 only.
Its netCDF output attempts to conform to the new CF conventions (a superset of the COARDS conventions). This is primarily an improvement in its translation of Swath datasets, which CF handles much better than COARDS.