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Data Sources for Physical and Earth Sciences
This guide covers data sources for astronomy & space, climate & weather, environment & ecology, geology & oceanography, and social issues such as human interactions in the environment.
Information on the human impact of disasters, such as the number of people killed, injured or affected, as well as disaster-related economic damage estimates and disaster-specific international aid contributions. From the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).
Provides access to data compiled and distributed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standard Reference Data Program. Data includes thermochemical, thermophysical, ion energies, etc.
The Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) develops and disseminates the national standards of length, mass, force and shock, acceleration, time and frequency, electricity, temperature, humidity, pressure and vacuum, liquid and gas flow, and electromagnetic, optical, microwave, acoustic, ultrasonic, and ionizing radiation.
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the world's largest repository of weather and climate data and information. Data sources are as varied as paleoclimatic samples to handwritten observations to satellite and radar imagery less than an hour old.
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 4.8 million records in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics. Also includes ArXiv e-prints.