> varname = "Soil_Moisture")
> class : RasterLayer
> dimensions : 586, 1383, 810438 (nrow, ncol, ncell)
> resolution : 0.2603037, 0.2916659 (x, y)
> extent : -180, 180, -85.4581, 85.4581 (xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax)
> coord. ref. : +proj=longlat +datum=WGS84
> names : Retrieved.soil.moisture.value
> zvar : Soil_Moisture
> a <- spTransform(d, CRS ("+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84
> but I got this error:
> Error in function (classes, fdef, mtable) :
> unable to find an inherited method for function ‘spTransform’
> for signature ‘"RasterLayer", "CRS"’
And what is the error telling you? That there's no method for
spTransform that applies to RasterLayers.
To transform a raster from one projection to another you need to use
projectRaster from the raster package. Note that generally this can
involve warping a raster and interpolating the new values to get a
grid of cells in the new coordinate system.
But... you were trying to do this:
a <- spTransform(d, CRS ("+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs"))
where d was:
coord. ref. : +proj=longlat +datum=WGS84
- which is a no-op. The source and destination have the same
coordinate reference system. You need to tell raster what the
coordinate system of the source is. See ?projection - note this
doesn't change the raster or do any projection, its just to tell the
system what the coordinates in the data represent - lat,long or metres
I looked in the HDR file and saw nothing about the projection, so I
don't know how to specify what you've got.
Also, you didn't point us to the .nc file you used in your example.
Also also, you should probably be posting to R-sig-geo.