Climate Data Links

This page provides many of the links to the various climate-related data sources.  If you need additional information on what they contain, simply click the link. If you know of additional sources of data that should be added to the list, please leave a comment or send an email to one of the email addresses contained in the Contacts page.

Unless stated otherwise, we do not make any representation regarding to the fitness of these data.  Please notify us, if you think any of these data sources are faulty so that we may look into the matter.  Those data sources that have been considered questionable will be immediately followed by an information source explaining why there may be a problem with the data.  These explanations will be preceded by 5 dashes to identify them as information questioning the validity or reliability of the data source.

Surface temperatures:
ECA (European Climate Assessment & Dataset Network)
GSOD, Global Surface Summary of the Day (from NCDC)
HadCRU (Hadley Centre/Climate Research Unit)
NASA GISS (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)
—–Temperature Adjustment Fraud at NASA by Bob Endlich
NCDC (National Climate Data Center)

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.
Daily N.Hem Sea Ice Area from Cyrosphere Today
Daily S.Hem Sea Ice Area from Cyrosphere Today
Daily Global Sea Ice Area from Cyrosphere Today

Sea Level
Satellite-derived Sea Level from the sea level site of the University of Colorado.
Tide Gage – Measured Sea Level from Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level

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.
Sunspot Numbers

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)ESRL/CDC timeseries (time series of climate variables)
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