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Alaska SAR Facility (ASF) - Synthetic Aperture Radar Data   
The ASF acquires, processes, archives, and distributes satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data for the U.S. government and research communities.
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre (AEDC)   
The AEDC is a virtual data center that is a gateway to the British Antarctic Survey's distributed data holdings.
British Atmospheric Data Centre   
The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Designated Data Centre for the Atmospheric Sciences. The role of the BADC is to assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data and to ensure the long-term integrity of atmospheric data produced by NERC projects.
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)    
CDIAC is the primary global change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). CDIAC's data holdings include atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; emissions of carbon dioxide and trace gases to the atmosphere; long term climate trends; vegetation response to climate change and elevated carbon dioxide; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level.
Global Hydrology Resource Center   
The Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) provides hydrologic cycle data from both historical and current satellite and field campaigns such as CAMEX-3, CAMEX-4, GOES Water Vapor Transport, and the Lightning Imaging Sensor among others.
Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center   
The GES DAAC archives and distributes data, including data gathered from the Terra and Aqua satellites, about the upper atmosphere, atmospheric dynamics, and the global biosphere.
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 impacts assessments.
JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC (Distributed Active Archive Center)   
The Physical Oceanography DAAC archives and distributes data relevant to the physical state of the ocean. Most of the data products are obtained from satellites.
Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center   
Access to land-related remote sensing data, including data from the ASTER and MODIS instruments aboard the Terra satellite, MODIS data from the Aqua satellite, as well as Landsat 7 and AVHRR data.
Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center   
The Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center archives and distributes data in the areas of aerosols, clouds, tropospheric chemistry and Earth's radiation budget. Data from the MISR, CERES, and MOPITT instruments aboard the Terra satellite are among those distributed.
National Climatic Data Center   
NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. Data are received from a wide variety of sources, including satellites, radar, remote sensing systems, US National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative observers, aircraft, ships, radiosonde, wind profiler, rocketsonde, solar radiation networks, and NWS Forecast/Warnings/Analyses Products.
National Geophysical Data Center   
The NGDC provides data, images, software utilities, and other information on many geophysical topics including bathymetry/topography, hazards, ocean geosciences, snow and ice, solar and upper atmosphere, and ecosystems.
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)   
The NODC serves as a national repository and dissemination facility for global ocean data. The NODC holds physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic data collected by U.S. Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (primarily the U.S. Navy); State, and local government agencies; universities and research institutions; and private industry.
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)   
NSIDC archives and distributes digital and analog snow and ice data. NSIDC also maintains information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center   
The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC), an element of the Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS), is responsible for archiving and distributing data relevant to the physical state of the ocean.
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)   
SEDAC, the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, is one of the Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) in the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. SEDAC focuses on human interactions in the environment. Its mission is to develop and operate applications that support the integration of socioeconomic and Earth science data and to serve as an "Information Gateway" between the Earth and social sciences.
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology   
The WDC-A for Paleoclimatology operated by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center archives paleo-environmental data including data from ice cores, tree rings, pollen and many other sources.

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