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

Climate Data and Forecasts

National Snow & Ice Data Center

http://nsidc.org/

Datasets and images on glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, soil moisture, and snow

PNG, text, netCDF, MATLAB, ESRI Shapefile, GeoTIFF, binary

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

Images and Animations

Unisys Weather

http://weather.unisys.com/index.php

Various weather data

Various