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How to display GPM Level-2 HDF5 data in Panoply?

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am America/New_York
by GES DISC - zliu

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1) Obtain a HDF5 data file via online archive

For example,

2) Open Panoply. In File|Open Remote Dataset, copy and paste the URL from 1). Click on the Load button, and enter your Earthdata account credentials.

3) Pick a variable and click on Create Plot. For example, surfacePrecipitation, in this example. Now you will see a plot of surface precipitation from GMI GPROF.