NetCDF (Network Common Data Format)
GOLD data products are written in NetCDF file format and are not human-readable. Information about NetCDF is available on the Unidata web site. A list of third-party software that can be used to manipulate or display NetCDF data is available on Unidata’s NetCDF software page.
GOLD NetCDF reader for IDL
The IDL procedure linked to below can be used to read GOLD L1C and L2 data files into IDL: