Here is a non exhaustive list of tools/software you can use to post-process and visualize netCDF files:
CDO is a collection of command-line operators to manipulate and analyze climate and numerical weather prediction data and can manipulate model outputs (netCDF). CDO provides more than 350 operators!
NCO is a suite of programs designed to perform certain "operations" on netCDF files, i.e., things like averaging, concatenating, subsetting, or metadata manipulation.
Ncview is one of the simplest visual browser for netCDF format files. If you want to learn more about ncview:
- See a screenshot of ncview in action.
- Quick introduction: Everything you need to know to get working in 5 minutes.
Python is a general purpose programming and scripting language which includes powerful visualisation and data analysis tools. Matplotlib is a general purpose plotting library gioving Python the power of MatLab. NetCDF files can be read using the NetCDF4 library and/or Xarray. The most common distribution of Python for scientific use is the Anaconda distribution.
For more information see the Software Carpentry shell lesson.