Satellite/Large Scale Observations Data:

  • NCAR CISL Link
    • Atmospheric Reanalysis, Station data, Satellite observations
  • World Data Center for Climate: Link
    • The WDC for Climate is aimed at collecting, scrutinizing, and disseminating data related to climate change on all time scales. Emphasis is on data products from climate modelling and related observational data. The WDC focuses on geo-referenced data using the operational CERA data and information system. Input is accepted in electronic form, specifics have to be discussed with the WDC staff.
  • ifremer Gridded and Merged productsLink
    • experimental-cms , flux-merged, kco2-ers1, kco2-ers2, kco2-quikscat, mwf-blended (Mean Wind Fields), mwf-ers1, mwf-ers2, mwf-merged, mwf-nscat, mwf-quikscat, ocean-color, psi-backscatter, psi-concentration, psi-drift, rain-alt, sss-amsre, sst-anomaly, sst-climato-pathfinder, sst-l4hr-AVHRR-fnd, sst-pathfinder, sst-reynolds, wavewatch3
  • AVHRR Pathfinder Multichannel sea surface temperature (SST) products : Link
  • (PO.DAAC) The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center : Link
    • Oceanographic Parameters:

       Topography & Gravity, Ocean Currents, Ocean Winds, Sigma-0, Sea Surface Temperature, Brightness Temperature, Atmospheric Moisture, Heat Flux, In-Situ, Multi-Parameter

    • Satellites:
       ATSR, AVHRR, Buoy or Ship Data, CCMP, ERS, GDAC/GHRSST, GEOS-3, GEOSAT & GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO), GOES, GRACE, Jason-1, MODIS, NIMBUS-7 SMMR, NSCAT, OSCAR, SeaWinds on QuikSCAT, SeaSat, SeaWinds on ADEOS-II, SSM/I, TOPEX/Poseidon

  • EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites): Link
    • Satellites : Meteosat Second Generation, Meteosat First Generation
                       Jason - Jason-1, Jason-2
                       Metop-A - ASCAT, AVHRR, GOME2, GRAS, HIRS, IASI, MHS, SEM, SSM/I
                       Other Satellites - NOAA-19, NOAA-18, NOAA-17, Feng Yun, DMSP, ERS-2, GOES, MTSAT-1R, QuickSCAT, aqua, terra
    • Parameters : Aerosol, Cloud, Fire, Forecasts, Humidity, Model, Observation, Precipitation, Pressure, Radiation, Satellite Data, Snow and Ice, Software, Temperature, Vegetation, Wave, Wind
  • VOCALS Satellite Support Website : Link

    • Created in support of the VOCALS Regional Experiment that took place during October and November, 2008.
  • GHRSST (Global High Resolution SST Pilot Project) : Link
  • Earth System Research Laboratory Physical Sciences Division (ESRL PSD) : Link
    • Type: Climate Gridded climate datasets, Atmospheric/Ocean Timeseries
    • Type: Satellite
      Blended Sea Surface Temperature Products
      Satellite-Derived Heat Fluxes and Near-Surface Specific Humidity and Air Temperature
    • Type:Wind Profiling Radars
      Wind Profiler Database (half-hourly or hourly post-processed (i.e. research quality) data from 915 and 50 MHz wind profilers.)
      Boundary Layer Profiler Network, Near Realtime Boundary Layer Profiler Network
    • Type:Cloud Profiling Radars
      EPIC Data, FIRE-ACE, North Slope of Alaska Project, SHEBA Cloud Microphysics Remote Sensing Archive, NOAA SEARCH Atmospheric Observatory Program in Eureka, Canada
    • Type:Air-Sea Fluxes
      Cruise Data Archive (FTP link) : EPIC 2001, Flux Database, JASMINE, Nauru '99, PACS, Stratus 2003, SHEBA Fluxes
  • Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (UW and NOAA): Link

    • Data: Realtime climate data, Historical climate data archive, Climatological Rainfall and Surface Temperature, Atlases, Animations, NOAA/PMEL Data, Ecosystems and Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations Data (FOCI Drifter data, FOCI Model Output Data, Conductivity, Temperature, Density Profile and Mooring Data)

      Software: Computer Helps Page, PMEL Software
  • Global River Discharge data : Link
    • monthly mean river discharge data for over 3500 sites worldwide.
      The data sources are RivDis2.0, the United States Geological Survey, Brazilian National Department of Water and Electrical Energy, and HYDAT-Environment Canada. The period of record for each station is variable, from 3 years to greater than 100. All data is in m3/s.
  • Remote Sensing Systems : Link
    • Remote Sensing Systems specializes in processing and analyzing microwave data collected by satellite microwave sensors. In addition to providing top quality SSM/I microwave radiometer data, they also direct you to several exciting microwave satellite programs that they are involved with: QuikScat, the NASA SeaWinds Scatterometer launched on July 19, 1999 to replace NSCAT, TMI (TRMM Microwave Imager) placed on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Satellite launched November 27, 1997, and AMSR (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer) flying aboard AQUA (launched May, 2002) and ADEOS-II (launched December, 2002).
    • SSM/I Data, TMI Data, AMSR Data, Quikscat Data, MSU Data, Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Temperature (SST), Water Vapor Cycle.
    • NASA Earth Science REASoN DISCOVER Project
      (SSM/I, TMI, AMSR-E, QuikScat, SeaWinds, NSCAT, SST)
      NASA AMSR-E Science Team (AMSR-E)
      NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team
      (QuikScat, SeaWinds, NSCAT)
      NASA Earth Science Physical Oceanography Program (SST)
      NOAA Climate and Global Change Program (MSU)
  • AVISO (Sea Level) : Link

  • Dundee Satellite Receiving Station : Link      
    • Images from NOAA, SeaStar, Terra and Aqua polar orbiting satellites.
    • Images from geostationary satellites covering the whole earth are also available. 
  • YOTC Dataset : Link
    • High Resolution Analysis and Forecasts
    • Satellite Data
      • AIRS temperature, water vapor, and related products : Link
      • CERES cloud properties and radiative fluxes : Link
      • CloudSat cloud and precipitation products : Link
      • GPS temperature and water vapor profiles : Link
      • MLS water vapor, cloud ice, composition and temperature profiles : Link
      • MODIS Cloud Products : Link
      • Program to Evaluate High Resolution Precipitation Products (PEHRPP) : Link
      • QuikScat Air/Sea : Link
      • QuikScat Winds : Link
    • Prototype Data Resources
      • Tropical Cyclone Satellite Information System : Link
  • Gridded SST from NOAA (AMSR+AVHRR) : Link 
  • CISL Research Data Archive : Link
    • ds250.0Pacific Sea Level Height Station Observations, daily and hourly, by Wyrtki
      ds251.0Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Analyses (EPOCS)
      ds252.0U.K. Global Permanent Service Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Observations
      ds253.0Surface Water and Atmospheric CO2 and N2O Observations, from CDIAC
      ds254.0Upper Ocean Nutrient Climatologies, by Louanchi and Najjar
      ds255.0Hansen's NODC EPOCS Drifting Buoy Observations
      ds256.0Canadian ISDM (formerly MEDS) Drifting Buoy Observations
      ds256.1TOGA/TAO, JAMSTEC, PIRATA, and RAMA Moored Buoy Observations
      ds256.2Arctic surface temperature and pressure from Argos buoys
      ds256.3MEDS Observed Wave Data
      ds256.4WHOI Upper Ocean Observations for Air-Sea Flux Estimates
      ds257.0Canadian MEDS West and East Coast Temperature and Salinity Observations
      ds258.0Scripps Pier and West Coast Seawater Temperature and Salinity Observations
      ds258.1Woods Hole Lightship Data
      ds258.2Western Arctic Ice Drift Stations, plus ships Maud and Fram
      ds258.3Baltic Sea Marine Surface Observations
      ds258.4FOSDIC Marine surface and upper air observations, 1854-1961
      ds259.0Kleypas and Doney's Biogeochemical Properties in the Ocean Mixed Layer
      ds260.0Global (60N-60S) Monthly Temperature Anomaly and Heat Storage, by White
      ds260.1Objectively Analyzed Air-Sea Fluxes (OAFlux) For Global Oceans, By Lisan Yu et al.
      ds260.2CORE.2 Global Air-Sea Flux Dataset
      ds260.3NOCS Surface Flux Dataset v2.0

Model/Objectively Analyzed Data:

  • A site about all available reanalysis data is at: Link
  • HYCOM + NCODA Global Hindcast Analysis : Link
  • NCEP/NCAR ReAnalysis 1 : Link
  • ERA Interim, Daily Fields : Link
  • NCEP/DOE ReAnalysis 2 : Link
  • ICOADS (Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set) : Link
  • (OAFlux project) from WHOI, Ocean-Atmosphere Flux : Link
  • ECCO JPL Data Assimilation Project : Link 
  • ECCO Phase II : Link
  • Simple Ocean Data Assimilation Project (SODA) : Link

    SODA_1.2 is UMD reanalysis product using an eddy-permitting global model based initially on POP_1.3 numerics and SODA procedure.

    The horizontal resolution of POP on the equator is 28km x 44km reducing to an approximately uniform 25km x 25 km in the weatern North Atlantic. Vertically, it contains 40 levels, from ocean surface to about 5500m. The OI analysis was done with our SODA procedure every 10 day on 1 by 1 degree resulotion. The observation data of sst, temperature and salinity were used in the analysis. Altimetry data were not used in this product.

    The datasets we provided are on a 0.5 x 0.5 degree horizontal resolution with 23 levels, from 5m to 1139m. The variables in the datasets are: temperature, salinity, zonal & meridional velocities, windstresses, sea surface height, heat & fresh water fluxes. The time coverage is monthly, from 1958 to 2001.

  • National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) : Link

    The National Oceanographic Data Center holds global physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic data sets that are being used by researchers world-wide. Specifically NODC's Ocean Climate Laboratory is investigating interannual-to-decadal ocean climate variability using historical oceanographic data, and building scientifically, quality-controlled global oceanographic databases in their products known as the World Ocean Atlas and World Ocean Database.

    For a complete details of NODC data and products see About NODC page

    Acces data from data page
  • Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center: Link

    • Air-sea flux, Ocean,Atmospheric and Terrestrial
  • Hamburg Ocean Atmosphere Parameters and Fluxes from Satellite Data: Link
    • A satellite-derived climatology of the global ocean freshwater flux

In-Situ Observations

  • ARGO data from CORIOLIS (ifremer, GDAC) : Link
  • VOCALS Datasets : Link