How can I read the data ? What are the file formats ?

In each archive file (.tgz extension), there are two files

  • A Header file (.HDR extension) : This is a text file, in XML Earth Explorer Header format
  • A Data File ( extension) : This is a netcdf file, format variant 2 (i.e. netcdf 3 with 64 bit offset option)

On the netcdf website, there's a list of software for manipulating or displaying NetCDF Data :