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The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) is an international repository intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research. KNB was created to share, discover, access and interpret complex ecological data. Contextual information provided with KNB data allows scientists to integrate and analyze data. The data originate from a highly-distributed set of field stations, laboratories, research sites, and individual researchers. The foundation of the KNB is the detailed metadata provided by researchers, which promotes both automated and manual integration of data into new projects. As part of the KNB effort, data management software is developed in a free and open source manner, so other groups can build upon the tools. The KNB is powered by the Metacat data management system, and is optimized for handling data sets described using the Ecological Metadata Language, but can store any XML-based metadata document.
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Data Archive
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Archive stores continuous measurements—supplemented by field campaigns—and provides data products that promote the advancement of climate models. ARM data include routine data products, value-added products (VAPs), field campaign data, complementary external data products from collaborating programs, and data contributed by ARM principal investigators for use by the scientific community. Data quality reports, graphical displays of data availability/quality, and data plots are also available from the ARM Data Center. These data are available free of charge to the public.
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information Data Access Portal
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA NCEI) Data Access Portal offers download and subsetting options for a growing collection of environmental data. While current offerings are primarily limited to weather and climate information, the application has a data-agnostic infrastructure designed to accommodate a broad spectrum of observation formats from across science disciplines.
Australian Ocean Data Network Portal
The AODN Portal provides access to all available Australian marine and climate science data and provides the primary access to IMOS data including access to the IMOS metadata. Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.
4TU.ResearchData is an international data repository for science, engineering and design, open to anyone in the world to upload and download data. Its services include curation, sharing, long-term access and preservation of research datasets. These services are available to anyone around the world. In addition, 4TU.ResearchData also offers training and resources to researchers to support them in making research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reproducible (FAIR).
Centre for Environmental Data Analysis Archive
The CEDA Archive operates the atmospheric and earth observation data centre functions on behalf of NERC for the UK atmospheric science and earth observation communities. It covers climate, composition, observations and NWP data as well as various earth observation datasets, including airborne and satellite data and imagery.
Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
Launched in July 2004 on NASA's Aura spacecraft, The Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) was a satellite instrument designed to measure the state of the earth's troposphere. The satellite provided data for studying tropospheric chemistry, troposphere-biosphere interaction, and troposphere-stratosphere exchanges. Due to mechanical and data collection issues, NASA ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer's mission after nearly a 14-year career of discovery, in January 2018.
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
AIRS, the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite, gathers infrared energy emitted from Earth's surface and atmosphere globally, every day. Its data provides 3D measurements of temperature and water vapor through the atmospheric column along with a host of trace gases, surface and cloud properties. AIRS data are used by weather prediction centers around the world to improve their forecasts. They are also used to assess the skill of climate models and in applications ranging from volcanic plume detection to drought forecasting.
HALO is a Gulfstream G-550 aircraft specifically equipped with numerous in situ and remote sensing instruments. It allows to study important scientific questions with regard to atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, climate research, satellite validations, and Earth system observations. It enables the university-based atmospheric and Earth system research community in Germany in partnership with colleagues from the national research centers to perform state-of-the-art science utilizing HALO as a unique infrastructure.
Climate4Impact is portal for climate model data. It aims to support climate change impact modelers, impact and adaptation consultants, as well anyone else wanting to use climate change data. Climate4Impact offers access to data and visualizations of global climate models (GCM), regional climate models (RCM) and downscaled high resolution climate data. It provides data transformation tooling like indices calculations, downscaling, subsetting and regridding for tailoring data to your needs. Climate4impact is the result of a collaborative effort within the European FP-7 project Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System Modelling (IS-ENES, IS-ENES2 , IS-ENES3)
IOW Data Portal
The IOW Data Portal was designed for the particular requirements of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW). It is aimed at the management of historical and recent measurement of the IOW (to some extend of other data, too) and to provide them in a user-friendly way via the research tool ODIN (Oceanographic Database research with Interactive Navigation).
Total Carbon Column Observing Network Data Archive
TCCON is a network of ground-based Fourier Transform Spectrometers recording direct solar spectra in the near infrared spectral region. From these spectra, accurate and precise column-averaged abundances of CO2, CH4, N2O, HF, CO, H2O, and HDO are retrieved and reported here. A technical report describing the retrievals is found here; solar and telluric spectral linelists used in the retrievals are publically available.
CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office
The CCHDO's primary mission is to deliver global CTD and hydrographic data to users. These data are a product of decades of observations related to the physical characteristics of ocean waters carried out during WOCE, CLIVAR and numerous other oceanographic research programs. Whenever possible, data are provided in three easy-to-use formats: WHP-Exchange (which we recommend for data submissions to the CCHDO), WOCE, and netCDF.
Integrated Climate Data Center
The Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC) allows easy access to climate relevant data from in-situ measurements and satellite remote sensing. These data are important to determine the status and the changes in the climate system. Some relevant re-analysis data are included, which are modeled on the basis of observational data.
ChemTHEATRE is an online resource for browsing and analyzing curated and user-contributed data sets of environmental contaminants. ChemTHEATRE also stores metadata of the samples and of the experimental methods.
World Ocean Atlas
The World Ocean Atlas (WOA) is a collection of objectively analyzed, quality controlled temperature, salinity, oxygen, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate means based on profile data from the World Ocean Database (WOD). It can be used to create boundary and/or initial conditions for a variety of ocean models, verify numerical simulations of the ocean, and corroborate satellite data.
Integrated Ocean Observing System National Data Portal
The Integrated Ocean Observing System National Data Portal (IOOS.us) contains data from a variety of technologies and data collection systems. The national IOOS data products accessible from IOOS.us include data collected from buoys, high frequency radar systems and gliders. Modeling teams across regional associations also create data products including physical and environmental models of coastal systems. The IOOS.us portal includes the IOOS Catalog, the IOOS Model Viewer, the Environmental Sensor Map, and a number of additional data products.
Upper Ocean Processes Group
The main focus of the Upper Ocean Processes Group is the study of physical processes in the upper ocean and at the air-sea interface using moored surface buoys equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensors.
Climate Change Centre Austria Data Server
The Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) Data Server provides the central Austrian archive for climate data and information. The data includes observation and measurement data, scenario data, quantitative and qualitative data, as well as measurement data and findings of research projects. CCCA aims to support interoperability and promote collaboration between different climate science and research communities in Austria, reducing data redundancy and loss of data.
Ocean Data Explorer
The Ocean Data Explorer allows scientists, managers, and the general public to discover and access information including real-time conditions, operational and research forecasts, satellite observations, and other spatially referenced datasets that describe the regional biological, chemical, and physical characteristics. A number of functions are available including custom comparisons of datasets, instrument metadata and provenance information, and dataset download in a variety of formats.
Geoscience Australia is an agency of the Australian Government. It carries out geoscientific research. The agency is the government's technical adviser on all aspects of geoscience, and custodian of the geographic and geological data and knowledge of the nation.
The eAtlas provides access to environmental research data and is focused on preserving and encouraging reuse of this data. The eAtlas is the primary data and knowledge repository for the National Environmental Science Programme Tropical Water Quality Hub and historically for the 38 NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub projects, 6 Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program projects and the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility. This research covers a wide range of topics including seagrass, coral reefs, turtles, dugongs, seabirds, rainforest revegetation, and wet tropics species distributions.
Bolin Centre Database
The Bolin Centre Database is a storage and management facility for data collected and collated at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. Most of the data are available with open access and can be used under the terms given in the data description. The purpose of the center is to host all datasets produced within the Bolin Centre, to visualise the data and make the data publicly available.
ReefTEMPS is a sensors network initiated in 1958 to monitor the coastal area of the South, West and South-West Pacific. This long-term observatory allows the acquisition of several parameters: sea temperature, electrical conductivity / practical salinity, sea pressure / waves height & period / sea level, fluorescence, turbidity, with high or medium frequency (from 1 second to 30 minutes). The main objective is to study the climatic parameters of the tropical ocean with a focus on the coastal sea waters to monitor the long-term effects of global climate change and its impact on coral reefs.
In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System Data Portal
The IAGOS Data Portal provides observational data and added-value products produced by the European Research Infrastructure IAGOS. Datasets can be discovered and downloaded through the portal. Data and metadata follow the standards for Atmospheric community.
Emissions of atmospheric Compounds and Compilation of Ancillary Data
Emissions of atmospheric Compounds and Compilation of Ancillary Data (ECCAD) aims at providing scientific users with an easy access to a large number of existing datasets on surface emissions of atmospheric compounds at the global and regional scales. Data manipulation tools as well as statistical information over the different regions (climatic regions, continents, oceans, OECD regions, etc.) are also available for users.
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