Allen Coral Atlas is an interactive online map of the worlds coral reefs. Registered users can identify specific study areas (less than 100 km^2) and download statistics about the coral reef health. Downloaded files include raster imagery, and vector data in GeoJSON format. Search areas can be saved for reference.
The Global Potential Evapo-Transpiration (Global-PET) and Global Aridity Index (Global-Aridity) datasets provide high-resolution global raster climate data related to evapo-transpiration processes and rainfall deficit for potential vegetative growth
Using a combination of remote sensing data and ground observations as inputs, CHG scientists have developed rainfall and other models that reliably predict crop performance in parts of the world vulnerable to crop failure. Policy makers within governments and at non-governmental organizations rely on CHG decision-support products for making critical resource allocation decisions.
Version 4 of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) data collection compiled by the Correlates of War Project provides information about conflicts in which one or more states threaten, display, or use force against one or more other states between 1816 and 2010.
European medium range weather forecast data and re-analyzed weather forecast data. Various dates and times. Data downloads to primarily raster format data in GRIB (GRIdded Binary or General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary form) and NetCDF (Network Common Data Form). Primary access through API calls or NetCDF file downloads. Common calls can be made using Python or other similar software.
Open and free data and tools for assessing the human presence on the planet
The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project produces global spatial information about the human presence on the planet over time. This in the form of built-up maps, population density maps and settlement maps.
FAO produces a large number of Geographic Information System (GIS) datasets for monitoring, assessment and analysis of environmental and socio-economic factors causing poverty and food insecurity. Particular relevance is given to malnutrition, farming systems and crops, livestock production systems, fishery and forestry sectors, agro-ecological zoning, land and water resources management and climate related issues.
"This dataverse contains peer-reviewed spatial dataset on livestock distribution for applications in development, environment and health. It contains the most up to date version of GLW 3 for the reference year 2010 and the following species: cattle, sheep, goats, buffaloes, horses, pigs, chickens and ducks. The individual species datasets are available at global extent and 5 minutes of arc resolution (approx. 10 km at the equator)."
The Forecast Model Web Map Service (NFMW) is software that runs on a web server and produces custom visualizations of atmospheric forecast data for display in a web browser. The NFMW implements the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) specification.
GPM measures precipitation globally; over the land and ocean, in both the tropics, mid-latitudes, and cold locations near the poles. GPM measures both light, heavy, and frozen precipitation including the microphysical properties of precipitation particles. This wide range of locations and precipitation types presents a host of challenges not encountered by TRMM, which only measures moderate to heavy rainfall in the tropics.
The New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse (NYCCSC) is a gateway for policymakers, local planners, and the public to identify and access documents, data, websites, tools, and maps relevant to climate change adaptation and mitigation across New York State.
This interactive mapping interface displays data for each of the 344 climate divisions in the U.S. Climate Divisional Database. View maps of monthly or yearly values, ranks, or anomalies for temperature, precipitation, heating and cooling degree days, and drought indices.
This site will walk you through some of the basics to help you understand and explore climate data. In the table of contents on the left, you'll find information on:
- instruments used to measure weather and climate
- how weather observations relate to climate products
- how climate scientists check the quality of observations
- tools you can use for exploring climate data
The NASA Sea Level Change Data Analysis Tool (DAT) has been designed to allow for quick-look comparisons and analysis of NASA datasets of sea level change. The datasets range from sea level observations, to ice observations, to model output to quickly study anomalies and get immediate results on potential relations between different datasets. For computational reasons, all data have been interpolated to a 1x1 degree grid. Full datasets can be download through the database for further analysis.
8-meter resolution digital elevation model covering 98% of the continent of Antarctica.
The release of this DEM provides access to detailed maps of Antarctica’s terrain.
REMA is available for download as mosaic tiles (8 meter posting for most areas, 2 meter posting for rock outcrops and other areas of interest) and 2 meter posting strips. GIS data in the form of shapefiles provides an index file for identifying strips segments.
PolarGlobe is a large-scale, web-based four-dimensional visualization tool allowing climate data access to anyone with an internet connection. It's capable of illustrating changes in the atmosphere vividly in real time.
ReefBase's Online Geographic Information System (ReefGIS) allows you to display coral reef related data and information on interactive maps. You can zoom, search and query datalayers, and save or bookmark the map
GITHub repo and R Library of disease outbreaks for analysis.
This package compiles a series of publicly available disease outbreak data. Data can be provided as R objects (loaded automatically when loading the package), text files distributed alongside the package, or functions generating a dataset.
The Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) uses the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and data from a variety of sources to provide information and analyses on the status and scope of the fire problem in the United States. Download time series data related to incidents and fire fatalities. Excel and CSV file formats.
This Atlas describes the classification system for clouds and meteorological phenomena used by all WMO Members. The classifications also describe meteorological meteors other than clouds – hydrometeors, lithometeors, photometeors, and electrometeors.