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NCI datasets

NCI has an extensive catalog of datasets of interest to the weather and climate community. These datasets are directly available on the NCI supercomputer and the Australian Research Environment

CLEX NCI Data Collection Intake Catalogue

This is an Intake catalogue maintained by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). Only datasets from the NCI Catalog are referenced. The catalogue is available in intake's default catalogue list in the CLEX Conda environment. Two notebooks are provided in the docs folder showing how to access the ERA5 and CIP6 datasets.

Australia Climate Data Guide Catalogue

A one-stop catalogue to discover Climate Data in Australia

The ACDG portal is a metadata portal listing climate research resources available in Australia from multiple data repositories. This is a community based project managed by the ACDG Single Access working group. This is a group of Australian climate community self-nominated representatives. Anyone is welcome to join the group or to contribute independently to the metadata portal the group is developing.

Australian Ocean Data Network

The Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) is an interoperable online network of marine and climate data resources. IMOS and the 6 Australian Commonwealth agencies (see AODN Partners) form the core of the AODN. Increasingly, though, universities and State government offices are offering up data resources to the AODN, and delivery of data to the AODN is being written in to significant research programs e.g. National Environmental Science Program Marine Biodiversity Hub and the Great Australian Bight research program.

Intake-Ilamb Catalog

The Intake-Ilamb catalog provides an yaml-style intake catalog of the reference data used for ESM model benchmarking in the International Land Model Benchmarking (ILAMB) effort.


FLUXNET is an international “network of networks,” tying together regional networks of earth system scientists. FLUXNET scientists use the eddy covariance technique to measure the cycling of carbon, water, and energy between the biosphere and atmosphere. Scientists use these data to better understand ecosystem functioning, and to detect trends in climate, greenhouse gases, and air pollution.

CEDA Archive

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.

Australian Community Reference Climate Data Collection

[Australian Community Reference Climate Data Collection @ NCI]

This collection is a collaborative effort between the Australian Climate Service (ACS), ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the wider Australian climate research community to re-establish and maintain a reference dataset collection at NCI.

An intake-esm catalogue is also available to facilitate data access.

Last update: May 31, 2023
Created: May 31, 2023