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Earth Science: Environmental & Global Change

Earth Science / Geology Information Resources

Environmental & Global Change

CSULB Ocean Studies Library Research Guide

NASA Global Change Master Directory (
Includes data sets on aspects of global change such as oceans, atmosphere, paleoclimate, biosphere, climate, solid earth, snow and ice, hydrosphere, land surfaces, and human dimensions.

NOAA National Climatic Data Center (
Search through the "World's Largest Archive of Climatic Data" including land based, upper air, satellite, marine and more.

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) (
CDIAC's data holdings include estimates of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel consumption and land-use changes; records of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active trace gases; carbon cycle and terrestrial carbon management datasets and analyses; and global/regional climate data and time series.
See also Online Trends: A compendium of data on Global Change

USGS Water Resources Information (
Includes datasets, publications, and agency information.  Strong resource for hydrology information for the United States including water use, spatial data, and water conditions.

USGS Borehole Geophysics as Applied to Hydrogeology (
Describes ongoing research into climate changes in the past, focusing on ice cores from glaciers.

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (
Contains over 300 datasets from a variety of earth science disciplines and climate-related topics.

MetEd: Meteorology Education & Training (
Find information about climate, coastal weather, convection weather, fire weather, hurricanes, hydrology, winter weather and much more.