Note: this is basically an edited version of the ocean and earth sciences directory found at SIO.
NOAA Environmental Info Services
Global Change Master Directory, NASA's comprehensive source of information about worldwide earth science data holdings. Information on field experiments such as FIRE, FIFE, TOGA-COARE, GALE, ERICA, & OTTER as well as global projects such as ISCCP, COADS, GTE, JGOFS, ALE/GAGE, & FGGE/GARP. Information on international satellite data holdings such as SPOT, METEOSAT, GMS, & MOS. US data descriptions include NASA, NOAA, NCAR, USGS, DOE (CDIAC), EPA entries, along with universities & research centers. Descriptions of non-US data through the International Directory Network.
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center archives & distributes data on atmospheric CO2 & other radiative active trace gases.
US Global Change Data & Information System interconnects Federal agency data & information systems making global change data accessible to researchers, policy-makers, educators, industry, & the public.
NOAA Global Climate Perspectives System is a joint effort of CDC's Global Climate Laboratory, NOAA ERL's Climate Diagnostics Center, & NOAA's Climate Analysis Center offering global climatological datasets.
EOSDIS DAACs: (Earth Observing System Data & Information System Distributed Active Archive Centers)
offering data from NOAA's satellites.
US JGOFS: Joint Global Ocean Flux Study for carbon & associated biogenic elements. Includes
Equatorial Pacific Process Study and Hawaii Ocean Time-Series Program. HOTS has been observing hydrography, chemistry & biology at a station north of Hawaii since October 1988 to comprehensively describe the ocean at a site representative of the central North Pacific.
OCEANIC: Ocean Information Center at Univ of Delaware. OCEANIC provides data on WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment) & TOGA-COARE (Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment).
TOGA COARE International Project Office: Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere, Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment. Also summary images & Climatology of the TOGA-COARE and Adjacent Regions 1985-1990 Volume 1: Kinematic
TOGA-TAO buoys provide oceanographic & meteorological data from approx 70 ATLAS & current meter moorings in tropical Pacific Ocean. Includes realtime graphics and data delivery.
USGS Earth Resources Observation System Data Center (EROS).
NCAR's Data Support Section offers atmospheric, geophysical & oceanographic data.
UCAR Office of Field Project Support archives & distributes field project data. Includes WWW browsing & ordering.
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Climate Data provides browsing, visualization, & retrieval of climate data.
National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center Data Services (NOHRSC), a branch of the National Weather Service & NOAA, measures snow cover in US & Canada, using satellite data, ground observations, airborne sensors & hydrologic modeling.
SeaWiFS Project monitors global ocean color.
International Arctic Buoy Program has a network of automatic data buoys for monitoring synoptic-scale fields of pressure, temperature, & ice motion throughout the Arctic Basin.
Univ of Rhode Island AVHRR XBrowse for browsing satellite AVHRR imagery.
NASA/JPL Imaging Radar: access data and info on capabilities, applications, & data characteristics of airborne & spaceborne imaging radar used for remote sensing of Earth.
NASA AVHRR Land Pathfinder for browsing global multichannel land surface satellite data.
Space Science & Engineering Center, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison. SSEC offers current satellite images & backfiles; current satellite images include global sea surface temperature, Antarctic infrared, GOES visible, GOES infrared, & GOES-METEOSAT-GMS global composite. Also info on the McIDAS program.
Unidata Integrated Earth Information Server
HAPEX Sahel (Hydrologic Atmospheric Pilot Experiment Sahel) Project studies the continent/atmosphere interactions (H2O, CO2 & energy fluxes) in the Sahel Area. Files of ground data & quicklook Spot Images.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography data servers including CalCOFI from 1949+, temperature & salinity from US West Coast shore stations, weather, & Center for Coastal Studies' Data Zoo.
Lamont Doherty Climate Group Data Catalog
TOPEX/POSEIDON the Ocean Topography Experiment observes earth's oceans by satellite. Offers global ocean images & animations of wave height, wind speed, water vapor & dynamic ocean topography. Related pages include GSFC, NOAA, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, Delft Univ of Technology Altimetry Atlas and Univ of Texas Center for Space Research. UTCSR offers monthly gridded dynamic ocean topography heights observed by TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter & corresponding sea level anomalies. These solutions appear in Climate Diagnostics Bulletin but may be revised due to additional data.
Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level maintains monthly & annual mean sea level measurements from over 1600 tide gauge stations around the world.
Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
Current Offshore Data, updated hourly, for Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico & Great Lakes (compiler: Bob Hart, Penn State Univ).
Unidata, a national program governed by universities & funded by NSF Division of Atmospheric
Sciences. Provides computing & networking technologies that empower universities to acquire & use atmospheric & related data, much of it in real time.
The World-Wide Earthquake Locator is an interface developed by Bruce Gittings of the Dept of
Geography at Univ of Edinburgh, using USGS National Earthquake Information Center data to provide information about earthquakes within hours of the events. In reponse to a query, the data is dynamically accessed from a USGS server in Colorado, processed into an appropriate format in Edinburgh, and displayed using the Xerox PARC Map Viewer in California.
Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment (MECCA) quantifies plausible ranges of predicted climate change available from simulations with current climate models.
Earth Observation Guide & Directory Service [ESA ESRIN]
Ionia 1km Net Browser of ESA ESRIN allows browsing of data collected through the 1 km AVHRR Global Land Data Set project, submission of server queries, visualization of quick-look images of satellite passes, & ordering of SHARP data products to be processed.
El Nino Southern Oscillation Diagnostic Advisory: Climate Analysis Center & National Meteorological Center.
Periodic Table of Elements
- EOS Program.
- JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC archives & distributes data on ocean circulation & air-sea interactions including TOPEX/Poseidon & AVHRR Ocean Pathfinder.
- Langley Research Center DAAC archives & distributes data on radiation budget, clouds, aerosols, & tropospheric chemistry including ERBE, SAGE, & SRB missions, ISCCP data & climate products, & FIRE project.
- Goddard Space Flight Center DAAC archives & distributes data on upper atmosphere, atmospheric dynamics, global biosphere, and geophysics including AVHRR Land Pathfinder, CZCS, TOMS & UARS missions.
- Alaska SAR Facility DAAC archives & distributes data relating to the role of the polar regions in global change/warming including ERS-1 & JERS-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and derived products.
- Marshall Space Flight Center DAAC archives & distributes data on all aspects of hydrologic cycle including SSMI Pathfinder, SSMI, SMMR & MSU products
- Oak Ridge National Lab DAAC archives & distributes data on earth's biogeochemical dynamics including RIFE, OTTER & BOREAS as well as DOE CDIAC.
- National Snow & Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC) archives & distributes data on snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, floating ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, extra-terrestrial ices, paleoglaciology & ice cores.
- USGS EROS Data Center DAAC archives & distributes land imagery.
- CIESIN SEDAC (Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network Socio-Economic Data and Applications Center) archives & distributes socio-economic data related to global change.
- AFFILIATED: NOAA/NESDIS Satellite Active Archive
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Marine Biological Laboratory
US Army Corps of Engineers including Waterways Experiment Station and
Coastal Engineering Research Center
EPA including National Estuary Program
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research & its principal activity, the
National Center for Atmospheric Research. Also NCAR Atmospheric & Oceanic Science Group.
US Fish & Wildlife Service including National Wetlands Inventory.
National Science Foundation
National Academy of Sciences
US Global Change Research Program
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
DOE Earth and Environmental Sciences Center at Battelle's Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
Southern California Integrated GPS Network
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
California Academy of Sciences
California Dept of Water Resources
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Geophysics Institute, Seismology Dept
Utrecht Univ Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research
Institute of Oceanology, PAS, Sopot, Poland
Geophysical Institute, Univ of Bergen, Norway
Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Marine Research Institute, Iceland
National Taiwan Univ Global Change Center
Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, Marine Environment Unit
Dept of Oceanology and Environmental Geophysics, Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, Trieste
IGOs & NGOs
Ocean Drilling Program
World Meteorological Organization
GCRIO Global Change Research Information Office
European Centre for Earth Observation
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Center
International Antarctic Centre
UN Food & Agriculture Orgn
UN Environment Programme including Geneva office and
Information Unit on Climate Change