Weather & Climate Resource Links

The weather and climate resource links on this page are intended as a quick reference for classroom and research purposes.

CategoryPage TitlePage URLDescriptionFile Format

General

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/

Various gridded observation and reanalysis data for a specified region and time period

Various

General

NOAA PSD ESRL catalog

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/

Variety of gridded climate datasets and plots for specified regions

NetCDF, PNG

Observations

NCEI (formerly NCDC) Daily Observational Data

https://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/viewer/

Interactive map for selecting a variety of daily data

TXT, PDF, CSV

Soundings

NOAA/ESRL Radiosonde Database

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/raobs/

Archived global sounding observations available as raw data or Skew-T plots

Various

Soundings

University of Wyoming Radiosonde Database

http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html

Interactive map for global sounding observations available as raw data or Skew-T plots

TXT, GIF, PDF

Reanalysis

ECMWF Reanalyses Datasets

http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/

Various ERA reanalysis products available for specified time periods. free account required

GRIB, NetCDF

Climate Data and Forecasts

NCEI (formerly NCDC) Climate Monitoring

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-monitoring/

Information about the current state of the climate including national and global overviews, interactive temporal graphs, and climate indices/teleconnections

XML, CSV, JSON

Climate Data and Forecasts

NOAA Climate Prediction Center

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Seasonal outlooks/discussion for the U.S. and global climate indices

Text and maps

Climate Data and Forecasts

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/

Datasets and images from climate simulations and observations

GIF, text, netCDF, PDF, binary data

Images and Animations

NOAA PSD ESRL Interactive Climate Analysis and Plotting tools

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/cgi-bin/data/getpage.pl

Generates hourly-to-annual maps and composites of reanalysis data

PNG, netCDF, TXT, Postscript

Images and Animations

NOAA/ESRL Carbon Dioxide plots

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/index.html

Various CO2 figures including current global and Mauna Loa Observatory values

PNG, PDF, TXT

Images and Animations

Godfrey NCEP Reanalysis Plotter

http://www.atms.unca.edu/cgodfrey/reanalysis/reanalysis.shtml

Creates single images and loops of various NCEP/NCAR reanalysis atmospheric variables (includes observed and derived quasi-geostrophic variables)

PNG

Images and Animations

Space Science and Engineering Center (UW)

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/

Real-time imagery and data, includes several satellite images and animations

GIF