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AirData 
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The AirData Web site gives you access to air pollution data for the entire United States that includes the "six criteria pollutants" as defined by the Clean Air Act. AirData produces reports and maps of air pollution data based on criteria that you specify.
 
 
Alaska SAR Facility (ASF) - Synthetic Aperture Radar Data 
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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) 
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The AEDC is a virtual data center that is a gateway to the British Antarctic Survey's distributed data holdings.
 
 
British Atmospheric Data Centre 
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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)  
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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.
 
 
Climate of 2003 (US and Global Climate Perspectives) 
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Climate perspective reports (monthly climate reports, climatic extremes, global surface temperature anomalies, etc.) for the year 2001, from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).
 
 
Climate Time Line Information Tool 
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The Climate Time Line is an online tool that allows one to examine climate change and variability at different time scales, from daily diurnal cycles and climate and weather forecasts for the near-term, to 100,000 year scales.
 
 
Demographic Data Viewer (DDViewer) 
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Generate maps of 1990 US Census data down to the blockgroup level for any county, combination of counties, or state in the US.
 
 
Earth Observing System (EOS) Data Gateway 
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The EOS Data Gateway (EDG) is the primary interface to all data available in NASA's Earth Observation System Data Information System, and related data centers. With EDG, a user can search and order a large variety of earth, ocean, and atmospheric science data.
 
 
Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center 
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The EROS Data Center (EDC) stores, processes, and distributes a variety of data, including cartographic data, satellite data, and aircraft data. The EDC houses a variety of USGS digital cartographic data products. The EDC's archives also hold the world's largest collection of civilian remotely sensed data covering the Earth's land masses, housing millions of satellite images and aerial photographs. As part of its role as a data archive, the EDC operates the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive, a legislatively mandated program designed to maintain a high quality data base of space-acquired images of the Earth for use in studying global change and other related issues.
 
 
Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID) 
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The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID) is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of all electric power generated in the United States.
 
 
Envirofacts Data Warehouse 
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Welcome to Envirofacts, a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.
 
 
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI) 
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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 are provided.
 
 
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) 
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The Federal Geographic Data Committee coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The NSDI encompasses policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic data.
 
 
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.
 
 
Global Observing System Information Center (GOSIC) 
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GOSIC provides access to the data and information, and overviews of the structure and programs for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).
 
 
globalchange.gov - US Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS) 
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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.
 
 
Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center 
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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 
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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.
 
 
IRI/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Climate Data Library  
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The IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library at Columbia University contains a wide variety of earth science data, primarily oceanographic and atmospheric data sets.
 
 
JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC (Distributed Active Archive Center) 
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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 
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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 
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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.
 
 
NASA Visible Earth 
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The purpose of NASA's Visible Earth is to provide a consistently updated, central point of access to the superset of NASA's Earth science-related images, animations, and data visualizations. These images are considered to be public domain and, as such, are freely available to the interested public-at-large, the media, scientists, and educators for re-use and/or re-publication.
 
 
NASA's Global Change Master Directory 
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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 (DIFs) covering climate change, agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere & oceans, geology, geography, and human dimensions of global change.
 
 
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) : Metadata Clearinghouse Gateway 
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The NBII metadata clearinghouse gateway enables searching of multiple distributed catalogs containing metadata-based descriptions of biological data sets and information products.
 
 
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Research Data 
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NCAR maintains a large collection of atmospheric and oceanographic data for use in climate research. The NCAR Research Data page gives you access to these collections, along with important information about the collections and their use, as well as links to other research data held elsewhere.
 
 
National Climatic Data Center 
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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 
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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) 
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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) 
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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.
 
 
National Virtual Data System (NVDS) 
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The NVDS allows you to find and access NOAA data from all NOAA Data Centers.
 
 
NOAA Climate Products and Services 
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NOAA's portal to their climate data, information, data centers and laboratories.
 
 
NOAA National Geophysical Data Center Marine Geology and Geophysics Databases 
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NGDC's Marine Geology & Geophysics Division and the collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology & Geophysics, Boulder, compiles and maintains extensive databases in both coastal and open ocean areas. Key data types include bathymetry and gridded relief, trackline geophysics (gravity, magnetics, seismic reflection), sediment thickness, data from ocean drilling and seafloor sediment and rock samples, digital coastlines, and data from the Great Lakes.
 
 
NOAA Operational Significant Event Imagery 
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The Operational Significant Event Imagery team produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data available at the NOAA Science Center in Suitland, Maryland. These events include dust storms, fires, floods, icebergs, ocean events, severe weather, snow cover, storm systems, tropical cyclones and volcanoes.
 
 
NOAA Satellite Active Archive 
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The Satellite Active Archive is NOAA's on-line facility for the distribution of NOAA and US Department of Defense Polar-Orbiting Satellite data and derived satellite products.
 
 
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center 
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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.
 
 
SEDAC Information Gateway 
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The SEDAC Information Gateway is a catalog that 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 guides.
 
 
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) 
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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.
 
 
Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) 
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This database contains data from both intervention and non-intervention scenarios of future emissions of greenhouse gases, supporting the activities of the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenario (SRES). The goal of the SRES was to provide a basis for analysis of potential future climatic changes and associated impacts as well as a reference for socio-economic analysis of long-term mitigation options. Several of the scenarios are the results of an integrated assessment (IA) model - they take into consideration the interactions between energy, economy, and land use changes.
 
 
U.S. Emissions Inventory - 2002 
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Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2000. Central to any study of climate change is the development of an emissions inventory that identifies and quantifies a country's primary anthropogenic sources and sinks of greenhouse gases. This current inventory adheres to both (1) a comprehensive and detailed methodology for estimating sources and sinks of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and (2) a common and consistent mechanism that enables signatory countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to compare the relative contribution of different emission sources and greenhouse gases to climate change. Moreover, systematically and consistently estimating national and international emissions is a prerequisite for accounting for reductions and evaluating mitigation strategies.
 
 
USDA Global Change Program Office 
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The USDA Global Change Program Office (GCPO) 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. The Office also serves as USDA's focal point for climate change issues and is responsible for coordinating activities with other Federal agencies, interacting with the legislative branch on climate change issues affecting agriculture and forestry, and representing USDA on U.S. delegations to international climate change discussions.
 
 
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology 
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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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