- Alaska Synthetic Aperture
Radar Facility (ASF)
- ASF's primary mission is to acquire, process, archive, and distribute
satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data.
- AVHRR Oceans Pathfinder
Sea Surface Temperature Data
- Sea surface temperature data from the Advanced Very High Resolution
Radiometer (AVHRR) Pathfinder Project at the Physical Oceanography Data
Acquisition and Archive Center (DAAC) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
- Carbon Dioxide Information
Analysis Center (CDIAC)
- Trace gas emissions and atmospheric concentration, ocean chemistry,
vegetation response, climate, land-use, ecosystems and coastal hazards.
Environmental Network and Information eXchange (DENIX)
- DENIX provides the general public with timely access to environmental
legislative, compliance, restoration, cleanup, safety and occupational
health, security, and US Department of Defense guidance information.
- EarthExplorer (USGS)
- Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic
products through the U.S. Geological Survey.
- El Niño - Southern
Oscillation (ENSO) Home Page (NOAA)
- How large is this El Niño? What is the El Niño forecast?
How will El Niño affect the US? How will El Niño affect
the world? What is El Niño and where can I learn more? What are
we doing to learn more about ENSO?
- EPA Aerometric Information
Retrieval System (AIRS)
- Computer-based inventory of airborne pollution for the US and for
selected World Health Organization (WHO) member countries.
- EPA's Envirofacts Warehouse
- A single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data.
- Earth Observing System
- Search for, browse, and order Earth Science data from various participating
archive centers around the globe.
- EPA's Emissions
& Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID)
- The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID)
is an integrated source of data regarding environmental characteristics
of electric power generation. An integration of 12 different federal
data bases, E-GRID provides air pollutant emission and resource mix
information for thousands of individual power plants and generating
companies for 1996. E-GRID provides emissions per unit of electricity,
permitting direct comparisons of pollution levels from different power
sources. E-GRID also shows, for individual plants, companies, states,
and regions, the amount and percentage of power from different resources,
such as coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, solar, and wind. E-GRID is
accessible through a user interface or by viewing spreadsheets.
- Earth Resources
Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
- Access to land-related remote sensing data, including ASTER and MODIS
data from Terra, Landsat 7 data, as well as global 1 Km AVHRR data.
- Global Change Data and
Information System (GCDIS)
- The Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS) is the set
of individual agency data and information systems that support global
change research supplemented by a minimal amount of crosscutting new
infrastructure, and made interoperable by the use of standards, common
approaches, technology sharing, and data policy coordination.
- Global Change Master Directory
- NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) is a comprehensive directory
of descriptions of data sets of relevance to global change research.
The GCMD database includes descriptions of data sets covering climate
change, agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere & oceans,
geology, geography, and human dimensions of global change.
- Global Observation
Information Network (GOIN) Project
- The Global Observation Information Network (GOIN) was implemented
under the United States-Japan Framework for a New Economic Partnership
which was initiated in April 1993 by the President of the United States
and the Prime Minister of Japan. GOIN is a cooperative effort between
the United States and Japan to strengthen bilateral cooperation in Earth
observation information networks, involving both satellite and in-situ
Global 1 Km AVHRR Dataset
- The data set is composed of 5-channel, 10-bit, raw AVHRR data, at
1.1-km resolution (at nadir) for every daily afternoon pass over all
land and coastal zones using data from NOAA's polar-orbiting TIROS.
- Global Hydrology
- Located at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the Global Hydrology
Resource Center archives and distributes hydrologic cycle data.
- Goddard Earth Sciences Distributed
Active Archive Center (GES DAAC)
- One of NASA's Earth Observing System data centers, the GES DAAC archives
and distributes data and information about the upper atmosphere, atmospheric
dynamics, and the global biosphere.
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second Assessment Report Bibliographic
- With the assistance of the IPCC
WGII Technical Support Unit (TSU), GCRIO obtained the complete set
of bibliographic citations that are contained in each of the three volumes
of the SAR. These references were provided by Cambridge
University Press as a public service. GCRIO constructed a WWW interface
that allows free-text searches using the citation (title, journal name).
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Distributed Active Archive Center (JPL DAAC)
- One of NASA's Earth Observing System data centers, the JPL DAAC archives
and distributes data relevant to the physical state of the oceans.
- Langley Atmospheric Sciences
- One of NASA's Earth Observing System distributed active archive centers
(DAACs) , the Langley DAAC archives and distributes Earth Science data
in the areas of aerosols, clouds, tropospheric chemistry and radiation
- National Biological Information
- The NBII is an electronic gateway to biological data and information
maintained by federal, state, and local government agencies; private
sector organizations; and other partners around the nation and the world.
Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Research Data Archives
- Many atmospheric, oceanographic, and geophysical data sets and metadata
from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
- NOAA National Climatic Data Center
- On-line Satellite
Catalog Request System (OSCAR)
- Satellite Active Archive System
- NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
- Marine Geology
and Geophysics Databases
- NOAA Paleoclimatology
- National Institute for Global
Environmental Change (NIGEC)
- The National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) was
established by the U.S. Congress in the Energy and Water Act of 1990.
NIGEC's mission is to assist the United States in its response to human-induced
influence on the environment by pursuing excellent research in the field
of global climate change.
- NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Temperature-Salinity Pilot Project (GTSPP) Database
Coastwatch Archive and Access System (NCAAS)
- Global Observing Systems Information
- National Snow and Ice
Data Center (NSIDC)
- Archives and distributes snow and ice, cryosphere and climate data.
- NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory
- The Aeronomy Laboratory is one of twelve Environmental Research Laboratories
in the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration. The Aeronomy Laboratory conducts fundamental
research on the chemical and physical processes of the Earth's atmosphere.
This research concentrates on the lower two layers of the atmosphere
-- the troposphere and the stratosphere.
- NOAA Climate Monitoring
and Diagnostics Laboratory
- Data from long-term measurements of important atmospheric trace gases,
aerosols, and solar and terrestrial radiation.
- NOAA Environmental
Services Data Directory
- The NOAA Environmental Services Data Directory is a forms-based tool
that allows users to search metadata for publicly available environmental
data held by public and private sources throughout the world. Metadata
are available for data in the following areas: climatology, meteorology,
ecology, pollution, geology, oceanography, and remote sensing. The NOAA
Environmental Services Data Directory describes the holdings of all
three primary NOAA National Data Centers.
- NOAA Office of Global Programs
- The Office of Global Programs (OGP) leads the NOAA Climate and Global
Change Program. NOAA has the primary responsibility within the Federal
Government to routinely provide climate forecasts and products to the
Nation. OGP assists in this capacity by sponsoring focused scientific
research, within approximately eleven research elements, aimed at understanding
climate variability and its predictability. Through studies in these
areas, researchers coordinate activities that jointly contribute to
improved predictions and assessments of climate variability over a continuum
of timescales from season to season, year to year, and over the course
of a decade and beyond.
- NOAA Satellite Active Archive
- The Satellite Active Archive (SAA) contains a complete inventory
of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) level 1b datasets
archived by NOAA.
- PACRAIN: The Pacific
Rainfall Data Base
- Daily rainfall observations from 1971 to the present for the tropical
western Pacific Ocean.
- Browse images of the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) and SeaWiFS
data from the SeaWiFS Project at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
- Socioeconomic Data
and Applications Center (SEDAC)
- One of NASA's Earth Observing System data centers, SEDAC archives
and distributes data on the human dimensions of global change.
Climate Divisions Plotting Page
- From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's)
Climate Diagnostics Center, The US Climate Divisions Plotting Page allows
you to view maps of temperature, precipitation and the Palmer Drought
Severity Index for the 48 contiguous states for the time period 1895
to the present.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Global Change
- The Forest Service Global Change Research Program provides the scientific
basis to address three broad questions concerning global change and
forest ecosystems (1) What processes in forest ecosystems are sensitive
to physical and chemical changes in the atmosphere? (2) How will future
physical and chemical climate changes influence the structure, function,
and productivity of forest and related ecosystems, and to what extent
will forest ecosystems change in response to atmospheric changes? (3)
What are the implications for forest management and how must forest
management activities be altered to sustain forest productivity, health,
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Global Change Program Office
- The USDA Global Change Program Office operates within the Office
of the Chief Economist and functions as the Department-wide coordinator
of agriculture, rural and forestry-related global change program and
policy issues facing USDA. The Office ensures that USDA is a source
of objective, analytical assessments of the effects of climate change
and proposed mitigation strategies.
- U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) Environment Web Site
- The USGS' mission is to provide the nation with reliable, impartial
information to describe and understand the earth. This web page outlines
the goal of the USGS environment program -- to provide the understanding
and scientific information needed to recognize and mitigate adverse
impacts and to sustain the environment. There are many links on this
web page: to Ecosystems and Management; Anthropogenic and Natural contaminants;
Global Change; and Policy and Guidance. There are also links to other
USGS theme areas, environment-related fact sheets, and the environment
- U.S. Geological Survey
(USGS) Global Change Research Program
- The USGS Global Change Research Program contributes to the US Global
Change Research Program (USGCRP) by documenting the character of environments
in the past and present, and by documenting the geological, hydrological,
geochemical, and geophysical processes involved in environmental change.
Global Change Seminar Series
- The USGCRP Global Change Seminar Series is organized by the U.S.
Global Change Research Program. Each session offers a presentation and
discussion of a topic drawn from the latest scientific studies of the
global environment and its interaction with societal activities and
the economy. The format is designed to encourage consideration of important
research findings in the context of the issues facing decision makers.
The topics and speakers are selected for their potential interest to
a wide audience, both governmental and nongovernmental.
CIESIN Data Set Guides
- The descriptive information presented provides guidance in assessing
the relevance and appropriateness of individual data resources, and
assistance in their use. Each data set guide includes an abstract describing
the content and purpose of the data resource, information on existing
documentation, availability of the data, access instructions, contact
information, references to related data sets as well as links to other
CIESIN Demographic Data Viewer
- Generate maps of US Census Data down to the blockgroup level for
any county, combination of counties, or state in the US.
- CIESIN Environmental
Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)
- Data base of major environmental treaties and agreements. Find important
policy instruments by keyword or country and find out which countries
are signatories. Links to the full text of treaties and to treaty summaries
- Provides single point access to a distributed set of directory and
inventory servers throughout the world. Users can move from directories
to inventories and from either directories or inventories to html-based
- Climate Ark
- A climate change portal is dedicated to promoting public policy that
addresses global climate change through reductions in carbon dioxide
and other emissions, energy conservation, alternative energy sources
and ending deforestation.
- Earth Science
and Technology Organization (ESTO) of Japan
- ESTO was established to promote the integration of research within
the fields of earth sciences. To this end, ESTO engages in research
and international exchanges, as well as public, domestic and foreign
information campaigns in cooperation with the academic and industrial
communities, and with government services.
- Electronic Development
and Environment Information System (ELDIS)
- A searchable and browsable catalog of Environment and Development
materials. Most of the information accessible through ELDIS are electronic.
Some full-text documents are also available. ELDIS is provided through
the British Library for Development Studies.
Integrated Population, Land Use and Emissions
- SEDAC has linked georeferenced population data with gridded 1-kilometer
seasonal land cover data from the EROS Data Center and developed interactive
access services to make these integrated data available over the Internet.
Selected data products for the U.S. are available now, including an
archive of Census-related products.
- Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) Data Distribution Centre
- The IPCC Data Distribution Centre facilitates the timely distribution
of a consistent set of up-to-date scenarios of changes in climate and
related environmental and socio-economic factors for use in climate
- International Research
Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI)
- The mission of the IRI is to continually assess and develop seasonal-to-interannual
climate forecasts, and to foster the application of such climate forecasts
to the explicit benefit of societies.
Earth Observatory Climate Data Library
- The IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library at Columbia University contains
a wide variety of earth science data, primarily oceanographic and atmospheric
- Ionia 1-km AVHRR Global
- European Space Agency (ESA) Browse of the 1-km AVHRR Global Land
- National Center for Atmospheric
- NCAR carries out important research activities in several scientific
divisions and programs -- working together with member universities
on a broad range of investigations to better understand our Earth's
- Ocean Network Information
- OCEANIC provides inventory-level metadata for many products derived
or generated as part of both the World Ocean Circulation Experiment
(WOCE) and the Tropical Ocean - Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Project.
of Rhode Island Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Image Archive
- This site provides access to the University of Rhode Island, Graduate
School of Oceanography's archive of sea surface temperature satellite
images. These images are processed Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
(AVHRR) data from NOAA satellites. The images depict sea surface temperature.