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Community Observational Data Catalogues

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Here, we collate lists of useful resources for Model Evaluation and Diagnostics (MED). Contrary to the supported content of our ACCESS-NRI Model Evaluation pages, the information below is not supported by ACCESS-NRI unless stated otherwise.

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The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) combines observations of the climate system with the latest science to develop authoritative, quality-assured information about the past, current and future states of the climate in Europe and worldwide. C3S data is provided via its Climate Data Store (CDS). You can search its available datasets via this interface. You can use the CDS API as well as command line tools to download data. To download ERA5 from CDS, you can use for example this era5cli command line tool.
The CEDA (Centre for Environmental Data Analysis) Archive hosts atmospheric and earth observation data. It provids an interactive Catalogue Search and Tools for downloading data. It holds environmental data related to atmospheric and earth observation fields, such as Climate, Compisition, Observations, Numerical Weather Predictions, Airborne or Satellite data and imagery.
The range of data held by the Environmental Data Service (EDS) is vast, covering all aspects of environmental science: atmosphere, climate and earth observation, geoscience, marine, polar and cryosphere, terrestrial and freshwater
The CEDA Archive forms part of NERC's Environmental Data Service (EDS) and is responsible for looking after data from atmospheric and earth observation research. They host over 18 Petabytes of data from climate models, satellites, aircraft, met observations, and other sources.
OzFlux is an ecosystem research network set up to provide Australian, New Zealand and global ecosystem modelling communities with consistent observations of energy, carbon and water exchange between the atmosphere and key Australian and New Zealand ecosystems.

Last update: July 12, 2024