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This import is available in DELFT-FEWS versions after 28-10-2009 (FEWS version 2009.02)

In DELFT-FEWS versions 2011.02 and later this import type can also be used to import data using OPeNDAP, see Import data using OPeNDAP.

Imports scalar time series data from NetCDF files which comply to the CF standard. More information about the cf standards can be found at

For an example of the format that can be imported with this import type, see

For details about other formats of NetCDF files that can be imported in Delft-FEWS, see NetCDF formats that can be imported in Delft-FEWS.

See also the following two other types of NetCDF-CF imports that are available:

Configuring the import

An example of the NETCDF-CF_TIMESERIES import will be given here.

ImportNetcdf_Timeseries 1.00 default.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<timeSeriesImportRun xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
			<timeSeriesType>external historical</timeSeriesType>
			<timeStep unit="nonequidistant"/>
			<readWriteMode>add originals</readWriteMode>

An example of the IdMapping used for the NETCDF-CF_TIMESERIES import will be given below.
In this example, the mapped locations correspond to the locations of the locatiesSet as defined above in the ImportNetcdf_Timeseries.xml.

Note that in the IdMapping of the parameters and locations, the external name must match the variable and location names as used by the netcdf file exactly (case sensitive).

IdImportNetCDF 1.00 default.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<idMap version="1.1" xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
	<parameter internal="Q.udm" external="afvoerdm_takken"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_1001" external="1001"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_1002" external="1002"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_1003" external="1003"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_1004" external="1004"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_1006" external="1006"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_6113" external="6113"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_6114" external="6114"/>
	<location internal="DMTak_6115" external="6115"/>

Since 2020.02  NETCDF-CF_TIMESERIES is able to import from the NC file that contains more than one location list.

For example, NC file contains water level and discharge and these two  parameters are defined on different locations. NC file contains then two location lists.

Please note :  to be able to read the NC with multiple location(station) lists, the location(station)  variable must have the attribute :cf_role = "timeseries_id";


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