There are 9 other file types using
the RAW file extension!

raw file icon.raw - Digital camera photo RAW image format [common]

raw file icon.raw - RAW audio format

raw file icon.raw - RAW disk image

raw file icon.raw - Sentry 2020 encryption file

raw file icon.raw - ZX Spectrum memory dump file

raw file icon.raw - HP V41 program file

raw file icon.raw - ISIS RAW file format file

raw file icon.raw - Adobe Photoshop RAW file

raw file icon.raw - XL-Paint MAX picture image

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RAW file extension - Nimbus 7 data file

What is raw file? How to open raw files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The raw file extension was also used for Nimbus 7 data format.

The Department of Atmospheric Physics has accumulated a valuable archive of atmospheric infra-red radiance measurements from its satellite experiments which started with the Nimbus 4 SCR in 1970.

Originally data was recorded on magnetic tape. The old tapes became unreliable and data was copied to optical discs in 1990. The optical disk media in turn became expensive and unreliable to support.

In 1997 a NERC SEEDCORN grant was awarded to move the data to CD-ROMs which could make the data available on a wide variety of hardware. This opportunity was also used to catalogue and publicise the archive.

This archive is intended as a supplement to that at the British Atmospheric Data Centre which concentrates on retrieved geophysical parameters (Temperatures, volume mixing ratios etc) rather than the radiance data available here. Low level radiance data is less in demand not least because its interpretation requires more knowledge of the details of the instrument making the measurements.

The default software associated to raw file type:

Fortran 77  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  University of Oxford Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Fotran 77 is the revised Fotran programming language from 1978.

Help how to open RAW files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension RAW:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

Related links:

Aopp archive of satellite instrument data

List of recommended software applications associated to the .raw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open raw file, edit raw file, convert raw file, view raw file, play raw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others raw file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with raw file - Nimbus 7 data file

Click on the software link for more information about Fortran 77. Fortran 77 uses raw file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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