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Climate Data Links

I usually (but not always) include links to data on which my posts are based. It occured to me that it would be useful to collect data links in a single location. Therefore this page is a holding area for links to climate data.

It’s just starting, so at the moment it’s not nearly complete, and some of the links below are not yet active! Give it time…

Surface temperatures:

NASA GISS (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
NCDC (National Climate Data Center)
HadCRU (Hadley Centre/Climate Research Unit)
ECA (European Climate Assessment & Dataset Network)
GHCN version 1, especially for data prior to 1880.

Satellite-based atmospheric temperature estimates:

RSS (Remote Sensing Systems)
UAH (University of Alabama at Huntsville)
UW-RSS (University of Washington/RSS)
UW-UAH (University of Washington/UAH)
UMD (University of Maryland)

Sea Ice

HadISST (Hadley Centre/Climate Research Unit)
Sea Ice Extent and Area Data (National Snow and Ice Data Center)
Daily data for sea ice extent from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Daily Data from GSFC.

Sea Level

Satellite-derived Sea Level from the sea level site of the University of Colorado.

Snow Cover

Rutgers University global snow lab

Total Solar Irradiance (TSI)

PMOD composite of satellite data
ACRIM composite of satellite data
IRMB composite of satellite data
Lean (2004) (reconstruction by proxy)
Multiple reconstructions of TSI.

Greenhouse Gases

Mauna Loa Atmospheric Observatory CO2
WDC for Greenhouse Gases
Daily and Hourly CO2 data

Climate Sensitivity

Estimated climate sensitivity

Data Archiving Pages:

ESRL/CDC (Earth System Research Laboratory/Climate Data Center)
WDC for paleoclimatology

CDIAC (Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center)

Monitoring and Data Index from NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology Climate Change page

Visualizations etc.

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Weather Data Navigator from NOAA

Computer Model Results

IPCC AR4 CMIP3 archive

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