Thursday, July 18, 2013

Discovered and revealed! - Where the climate codes and data have been hiding

While compiling my previous post I came across this interesting list.  I know that a lot of folks have been talked into believing that climatologists are hiding data - I think a review of the following list makes clear that such talk is political dirty tricks - and not a reflection of reality or the situation within the climate science community.

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Data Sources
Filed under: — group @ 27 November 2009

This page is a catalogue that will be kept up to date pointing to selected sources of code and data related to climate science. Please keep us informed of any things we might have missed, or any updates to the links that are needed.
  • Climate data (raw)
  • Climate data (processed)
  • Paleo-data
  • Auxiliary data
  • Paleo Reconstructions (including code)
  • Large-scale model (Reanalysis) output
  • Large-scale model (GCM) output
  • Model codes (GCMs)
  • Model codes (other)
  • Data Visualisation and Analysis
  • Master Repositories of climate and other Earth Science data
Climate data (raw)
  • GHCN v.2 (Global Historical Climate Network: weather station records from around the world, temperature and precipitation)
  • USHCN US. Historical Climate Network (v.1 and v.2)
  • World Monthly Surface Station Climatology UCAR
  • AERONET Aerosol information
  • Arctic data from the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS)
Climate data (processed)
  • AHVRR data as used in Steig et al (2009)
  • GISP2 (note that the age model has been updated)
Auxiliary data
Paleo Reconstructions (including code)
Large-scale model (Reanalysis) output
These are weather models which have the real world observations assimilated into the solution to provide a ‘best guess’ of the evolution of weather over time (although pre-satellite era estimates (before 1979) are less accurate).
Large-scale model (GCM) output
These is output from the large scale global models used to assess climate change in the past, and make projections for the future. Some of this output is also available via the Data Visualisation tools linked below.
  • CMIP3 output (~20 models, as used by IPCC AR4) at PCMDI
Model codes (GCMs)
Downloadable codes for some of the GCMs.
Model codes (other)
This category include links to analysis tools, simpler models or models focussed on more specific issues.
  • ModTran (atmospheric radiation calculations and visualisations)
  • CliMT a Python-based software component toolkit
  • Pyclimate Python tools for climate analysis
  • CDAT Tools for analysing climate data in netcdf format (PCMDI)
  • RegEM (Tapio Schneider)
Data Visualisation and Analysis
These sites include some of the above data (as well as other sources) in an easier to handle form.
  • Dapper (PMEL, NOAA)
  • Ingrid (IRI/LDEO Climate data library)
Master Repositories of Climate Data
Much bigger indexes of data sources:
  • NCDC (National Climate Data Center)


Wotts Up With That Blog said...

Fantastic, thanks. I have said before that I thought that there was an amazing amount of information about climate science available (data, codes etc) compared to many other science areas. Very useful to see it all compiled in the way you have done.

citizenschallenge said...

Thank you,
But, the thanks are owed to the folks at - to be honest I just copied and shared.

Data Sources
Filed under: — group @ 27 November 2009