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Data Sources for Physical and Earth Sciences: Climate & Weather
This is a guide to locating and downloading data in the physical and earth sciences.
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) maintains the world's largest archive of climate data. Types of datasets available include: land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic.
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is part of the Department of Energy and focuses on ground-based observations related to atmospheric radiation, cloud formation, and aerosol interactions.
The National Atmospheric Chemistry Database (NAtChem) contains air and precipitation chemistry data from major regional-scale networks in North America. Datasets include: atmospheric particulate matter and toxic substances, precipitation chemistry data, greenhouse gases, mercury.
CDIAC's data holdings include estimates of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel consumption and land-use changes; records of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active trace gases; carbon cycle and terrestrial carbon management datasets and analyses; and global/regional climate data and time series.