The RAT file extension is related to the Nimbus 7 SAMS data file format.

There are 4 other file types using
the RAT file extension!

empty icon.rat - RATS data

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RAT file extension - Nimbus 7 SAMS data file

What is rat file? How to open rat files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The RAT file extension is associated with Nimbus 7 SAMS data. Archive files of atmospheric infra-red radiance measurements from satellite experiments which started with the Nimbus 4 SCR in 1970. Originally data was recorded on magnetic tape.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .rat file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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