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Data Center Description Data Sets
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), Weather and Climate Data Center Precipitation and surface temperature analyses and forecasts for North American regions and for selected regions worldwide. Analyses of Current Conditions (NOAA ETA Reanalysis)
Weather Forecasts (from the AVN and NAM models)
Short-Term Climate Outlooks

Climate Scenarios

Data Center Description Data Sets
Canadian Climate Impacts and Scenarios Climate change scenario maps, data, and tools. Canadian Climate Change Scenarios Network (CCCSN)
Climate Scenarios (geo-referenced data, fine resolution data, and time series data and maps; temperature and precipitation scatter plots; bio-climatic profiles, etc)
Data Center Description Data Sets
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Data Distribution Centre (DDC) Baseline and climate change scenario data for representing the evolution of climatic, socio-economic, and other environmental conditions. Observed Climate Data Sets (CRU global climate data set, other gridded global land climate data sets, and some analysis and plotting tools)
Climate Model Output Summary Data (period-averages)
GCM Experiment Data Archive (monthly mean data available at DDC and information on the models used)
Socio-Economic Data and Scenarios (baseline and scenario data related to population, economic development, technology and natural resources for use in climate impact assessments)
Environmental Data and Scenarios (baseline and scenario data for a range of non-climate conditions in the atmospheric, aquatic and terrestrial environments)

Historical/Current Climate

Data Center Description Data Sets
NOAA NCDC Land-based Data System Various meteorological data elements that over time describe the climate of a location or region. Land-Based Climate Data and Products (observational data sets, data summaries, gridded data, GIS interface, and other applications)
Land-Based Climate Research and Monitoring Data
Climate Data Online (CDO) System
Unedited Local Climatological Data for the United States
Climate Atlas of the United States, Version 2.0 (CD ROM)
Data Center Description Data Sets
NOAA NCDC Paleoclimatology Climate reconstructions and primary paleoclimatic proxy data. Climate Reconstructions (reconstructions of past temperature, precipitation, vegetation, streamflow, sea surface temperature, and other climatic or climate-dependent conditions)
Primary Paleoclimatic Proxy Data (past climate and environment data organized by different proxy data types)

IPCC Model Output

Data Center Description Data Sets
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI) Improved methods and tools for the diagnosis and intercomparison of general circulation models (GCMs) that simulate the global climate. WCRP CMIP3 Multi-model Database

Re-analysis Data

Data Center Description Data Sets
NOAA/NWS National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Climate Prediction Center Atmospheric analyses using historical data (1948 onwards) and analyses of the current atmospheric state. NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis (GR) Climate Data Assimilation System (CDAS) Data Set
NCEP/NCAR Global Reanalysis (GR) Data Sets via NCEP NOMADS Site
NCEP/NCAR North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR)
NCEP/NARR North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) Archive at NCAR
Data Center Description Data Sets
European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Medium-range weather forecasts and meteorological data products. ECMWF 40 Years Re-Analysis (ERA-40) Data Server Data Set
ERA-40 Atlas
ERA-40 Datasets Archived by NCAR Data Support Section

Last updated: June 18, 2009

MAST-DC is funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program (NASA Grant NNH10AN68I). This is a contribution of the North American Carbon Program.


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