I recently help someone who needed some help with manipulating NetCDFs. I thought I would share the document I put together for him in case someone else has similar needs. Enjoy.
To read NetCF files with R, the package ncdf or ncdf4 is required. So make sure it is installed. The remainder of the document will assume ncdf4 is installed. As an example a wind speed NetCDF file will be read.
Let's load the ncdf4 package and load a netcdf file