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Specialized Subsetting Applications

Specialized applications can be built for different end users using customized combinations of readers, operations, and writers. The Subsetter/Format Converter (SFC) is one such application. The SFC utilizes selected readers and writers for data sets and the generic subsetting/subsampling modules. The SFC deciphers metadata information for the supported data sets to provide end users different choices. This application was built using Java to provide platform independence and has been designed to be easy to use and intuitive. The SFC resides on the end user's/scientist's workstation and works on the local files. It offers the capability to subset data files based on spatial bounds, temporal extent, different data fields, data subsampling, or any combination of these parameters. The SFC beta version and its documentation are available for download via anonymous ftp from

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